"Citing desires for both a 'new identity' and an end to possible
legal liability, Mandrakesoft changed its name to 'Mandriva' last
week, not long after announcing a merger with Conectiva and many
details of a future product roadmap. But with some members of the
Linux community unhappy about the changes, the newly combined
company also plans to accommodate developers and power users with
software releases outside yearly product releases, plus a new
Web-based contest that will reward "Mandriva" evangelists with
laptops and other prizes.
"'We are prepared to hear that some people don't like the new
name. It's very natural to dislike things that we aren't used to
yet,' said Gaël Duval, a company spokesperson, during a
Q&A wth LinuxPlanet that also delved into the
Mandrakesoft/Conectiva merger and resulting product roadmap..."