[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 24 18:17:51 CEST 2010

It's not only the packagers. Was it not for the personal contacts I
had at Mandriva and in the community I would not have continued any
contribution after Mandriva terminated my contract.
But in general the difference between Mandriva and Mageia is really
the difference between company and community.

While at Mandriva most users felt more like customers of a commercial
company than as parts of a community, with Mageia it's totally
While with Mandriva the users always regarded the distribution as a
product of the company, being served to them (no matter whether there
were only employees or more contributors than employees). With Mageia
it is now _their_ product which _they_ serve to themselves and others.

I think this is the core difference and we have to prove that this
impression is right.

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