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Mandriva Foundation gets a name

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h-online.com: In a post on the Mandriva Project's Community Blog, Jean-Claude Vanier has announced that the foundation for the Mandriva Linux distribution will be called "OpenMandriva".

A glimpse of Mandriva 2012 Alpha1

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Breaking news! Mandriva is not dead. Or maybe it was and came back to life, not as a zombie (Bernie Lomax) this time, but as a modest, yet persistent dog that simply refuses to give up the race. Yes, the Alpha 1 of Mandriva 2012 has recently been released.

Mandriva and Fedora Release Alphas

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ostatic.com: Two popular distributions have released alphas of their next versions. Fedora 18 Alpha "offers a preview of some of the best free and open-source technology currently under development" and Mandriva 2012 Alpha sports "quality closer to what one would expect from a RC."

Saving Mandriva

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computerworlduk.com: The new management at Mandriva believes that a community-centric approach is the way to save the company from bankruptcy and rebuild lost trust. Do they have it right?

HealthCheck Mandriva - Rebooting the company

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h-online.com: After what may have been the most tumultuous months in the company's often tumultuous history, Mandriva is planning a comeback with a new community oriented strategy.

Mandriva ventures into unknown territory

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itwire.com: The decision taken by Mandriva to base its workstation and server products on two different codebases is a pragmatic one, based on the state of the two codebases.

Mandriva divides itself once again

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itworld.com: As Mandriva SA plans its future roadmap, the company will be taking a unique and bold step with its commercial offerings: using and participating in two separate upstreams for its product lines.

Mandriva Joins OW2 to Spur Enterprise Innovation in the Open Source Community

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press release: OW2, the international open source community for infrastructure software, and Mandriva, the company that gave the world one of the most popular Linux distributions, announce today that Mandriva has joined the OW2 Consortium as a Corporate Member.

Help Name New Mandriva Community Distribution

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ostatic.com: Last week when Schulz posted his diagram of the general structure of the new Mandriva foundation, he used the name OpenMDV as a placeholder for the new community distribution. So, now, you too can help pick the name of the new Mandriva.

Mandriva Foundation Structure Illustrated, OpenMDV Intro'd

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ostatic.com: Mandriva Open Source Relations Manager, Charles Schulz, today tried to clarify the foundation's vision of structure of community interaction and resulting products.

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