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Update: Mandrake Linux Founder Fired

Mar 15, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The founder of Mandrake Linux has been let go from the company he helped to create.

"Since 2005, Mandrake, has been known as Mandriva following its $2.3 million dollar purchase of Conectiva.

"Gaël Duval has confirmed rumors first posted on a Mandriva forum posting that he is no longer with Mandriva..."

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NewsForge: Mandrake Founder Gaël Duval to Sue Mandriva Over Firing

"T Mandriva executive Gael Duval today confirmed rumors that he was laid off from the company he co-founded, along with a number of other Mandriva employees. Duval told NewsForge that he is going to bring suit against Mandriva for "abusive layoff."

"In an exclusive IRC chat this afternoon, Duval said, 'I'm very sad since my new role was pretty exciting. Additionally, seven years ago I created my job and some jobs for many other people, and eventually someone, the current boss, tells me, 'Now you leave.' Ouch...!'"

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