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NewsForge: Duval Layoff: Mandriva CEO Responds

Mar 22, 2006, 16:45 (4 Talkback[s])

"Mandriva CEO François Bancilhon told NewsForge he wishes he 'could still be friends' with Gaël Duval, who was laid off this month from the company he co-founded in 1998. Bancilhon said he trusted Duval, that their relationship was good, and that Mandriva is as committed as ever to its community outreach.

"In an IRC chat with NewsForge, Bancilhon responded to comments made by Duval in an earlier interview, and subsequently on his personal Web site. Bancilhon stressed that Duval was let go for financial reasons. 'I am trying to cut the burn and reduce expenses,' he said. 'We just tried to cut where it would hurt the product less.' He said that Mandriva had cut staff both in France and Brazil..."

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