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LinuxPlanet: Mandriva's Future May Be Debian

Jun 21, 2005, 13:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"While some in the Linux community are scratching their heads over the latest acquisition by Mandriva, one prominent member has a notion what the French distribution company is doing, and wholeheartedly approves.

"Ian Murdock, Chairman and Chief Strategist of Progeny, has a good idea where Mandriva may be heading with their recent string of acquisitions, most notably their merger with Conectiva Linux in February and last week's acquisition of Lycoris' assets. Murdock belives that Mandriva is in the beginning stages of pushing themselves into the global Linux market, currently dominated by Red Hat, Inc. and Novell, but not by taking on the two big players on their own terms..."

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