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Mandriva Falls on Bad Days - Again

Dec 02, 2008, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Last week, the company announced that it would be terminating the services of all its external contractors, that is those who work from remote locations.

"This includes Adam Williamson, a moderator for the Mandriva community forum. Williamson, it may be recalled, figured in these columns recently, over comments he had made about Canonical, the company that is behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

"Williamson, at times, has made intemperate comments about other distributions, but those apart he has been an untiring supporter of Mandriva on many English-language forums and it is difficult to see why he has been given a pink slip.

"Unless, of course, Mandriva does not wish to have someone spreading the message that it is a worthy competitor to other well-known distributions."

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