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Mandriva (merger of Mandrakesoft, Lycoris, and Conectiva) is a French software company, and creator of Mandriva Linux. Describing itself as a "project initiator and a skills organizer in the Open Source arena", Mandriva is also founding member of the Desktop Linux Consortium. Image File history File links Mandriva logo. ... Lycoris, formerly Redmond Linux Corp, was started in the year 2000 with a vision of making free software easy enough for anyone to use. ... Conectiva is a company founded in August 28, 1995, that was the pioneer in the distribution of Linux and Open Source in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English for all of Latin America. ... The term software company could be applied to; a) a company that produces software or b) a company that distributes software from a third party or c) a company that provides services for software. ... Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux, and an acquisition of Conectiva and Lycoris) is a GNU/Linux distribution created by Mandriva, SA (formerly Mandrakesoft, SA). ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... The Desktop Linux Consortium (DLC) is a non-profit organization which aims at enhancing and promoting the use of the Linux operating system on the desktop. ...


Mandriva was created (as MandrakeSoft) in 1998, and has offices in the USA, Brazil and France. The management team consists of: 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Mandrakesoft operated under bankruptcy protection from January 27, 2003 to March 30, 2004. Despite its efforts to cut losses and improve profits, Mandrakesoft was forced to file for protection due to a series of quarterly losses. The déclaration de cessation de paiement (similar to the US Chapter 11) gave the company protection from its creditors. Mandrakesoft recorded its first quarterly profit since 1999 of 270,000 on €1.42 million of revenue during the period between October 2003 and December 2003. A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... Sales, or the activity of selling, forms an integral part of commercial activity. ... Look up Administration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word administration is from the Middle English administracioun, deriving from the French administration, which is itself derived from the Latin administratio: a compounding of ad (to) and ministratio (to give service). In modern usage, the word has particular meanings in particular... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organizations raise, allocate and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Gaël Duval, born 1973, is a graduate of the Caen University in France, where he studied networks and documentary applications. ... Communication is the process of exchanging information, usually via a common protocol. ... Frédéric Lepied (born 1967) is a French computer engineer, and the CTO of Mandriva till january 2006. ... Chief Technical Officer or Chief Technology Officer, usually seen as CTO, is a business executive position whose holder is focused on technical issues in a company. ... Chief Technical Officer or Chief Technology Officer, usually seen as CTO, is a business executive position whose holder is focused on technical issues in a company. ... In engineering and manufacturing, quality control or quality engineering is a set of measures taken to ensure that defective products or services are not produced, and that the design meets performance requirements. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The euro (plural euro, symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union and single currency for over 300 million Europeans in the following twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain; collectively also known as...


Shares of Mandrakesoft are again being traded on the Euronext Marché Libre exchange (ISIN code MLMAN) and on the US OTC Bulletin Board (Stock symbol MDKFF). In finance a share is a unit of account for various financial instruments including stocks, mutual funds, limited partnerships, and REITs. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... An International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a fungible security, its structure is defined in ISO 6166. ...


On January 24, 2005, Mandrakesoft announced that it would acquire Brazilian Linux distributor Conectiva for the amount of €1.79 million (2.3 million US dollars at the time). On April 7, 2005, Mandrakesoft announced the decision to change the name of the company to Mandriva and their distribution name to Mandriva Linux. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conectiva is a company founded in August 28, 1995, that was the pioneer in the distribution of Linux and Open Source in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English for all of Latin America. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux, and an acquisition of Conectiva and Lycoris) is a GNU/Linux distribution created by Mandriva, SA (formerly Mandrakesoft, SA). ...

External links

  • Mandriva official website
  • Mandrakesoft press brief announcing the request for bankruptcy protection
  • Mandrakesoft press release announcing the exit from bankruptcy
  • Mandrakesoft announcing new name

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Press releases - Mandriva Linux (610 words)
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Mandriva launches Corporate Server 4.0, a full, open solution that will let you deploy servers in any environment in just a few minutes: the most complete open source server solution on the market.
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