[Mageia-discuss] Good move

Jesús García jesgar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 14:32:01 CEST 2010

Hi there!

I have been user of Mandriva since 9.1 and before user of SuSe (the original
German) and RedHat (I began on Linux with 5.0). I'm not tech-savyy so I like
Mandriva because of its common people orientation.

So I'm thinking if it's good to build an entire distribution from scratch.
Would not be better to take one distro such as Fedora and then add what we
can call "the common people layer" (DrakTools, Flash, Java, codecs, some
software ...)? So the base system build (kernel, modules, patches, libs,
dependencies ...) can be avoided and resources could be heading to the added
value to the common people, the same added value that made Mandriva a great

I'm on economics and not on computer science so I can not help with this,
but if some kind of advice is needed on financial, perfomance or social
responsability reporting I could help :-)

All the best,

2010/9/19 Anne nicolas <ennael1 at gmail.com>

> >> It might be good to invite Gaël Duval, creator of Mandrake Linux, to
> >> Mageia board. At least as a principial gesture showing difference
> >> betwen MandrakeSoft attitude and Mageia.
> >>
> >> Just to remember history, few links:
> >>
> >>
> http://www.tgdaily.com/business-and-law-features/25171-mandriva-linux-fires-its-founder
> >> Mandriva Linux fires its founder
> >>
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gael_Duval
> >> Gaël Duval
> >>
> >> Harijs (AKA hbush)
> >> Mandrake/Mandriva user since v.5
> >>
> > Good idea !
> > I had  too but  I did not dare.
> >
> Hi there
> Just a quick notice as written in first announcement. We (people who
> launched that project) are very careful about what we would like this
> project: for sure it will not be agresssive towards Mandriva, no reason
> for this and it cannot help. We think there are good things in Mandriva
> Linux and some to be changed. Do it better and in a different way
> implying all community :). Everything that happened in Mandriva life is
> past and does not have anything to do with current starting project.
> Cheers !
> Anne
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