Confirmed: Mandriva in Acquisition Talks
May 12, 2010, 13:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"After years of fiscal ups and downs, it now appears
Mandriva S.A., makers of the Mandriva Linux distribution, may be up
on the seller's block.
"Reports from the community site Mandriva Linux Online (MLO)
this weekend indicated that Mandriva appears to be the flower
around which two bees were buzzing: namely, UK-based
software-as-a-service provider lightapp, and the French open source
software firm LINAGORA.
""It now appears that one of those companies, LINAGORA, has
confirmed that it is indeed in discussions with Mandriva for a
possible investment or acquisition. A (translated) statement from
the press release indicated:
""LINAGORA is a major player in the innovation of Open Source
software and is thus searching for any opportunities to develop and
reinforce its leadership position in France and in the world... For
this reason, discussions are in progress with Mandriva to purchase
outstanding shares of the company."