Mandriva begins foundation creation
Moving forward on plans to create a foundation for the Mandriva Linux distribution, the first meeting of interested parties has taken place in Paris. Charles-H. Schulz, who was recently brought on by Mandriva to coordinate the community's taking over of Mandriva Linux development, wrote on the Mandriva blog that the meeting was "fruitful" and that "All in all, this has been a fantastic day".
The aim of the process is, says Schulz, to create an inclusive, independent, meritocratic and transparent foundation that's strong enough to sustain the project. He says that the work on the "essential building blocks", such as infrastructure and governance, has now started and the discussions will move to the mailing lists and forums. "You, the community, are now in charge" Schulz says in closing.
Mandriva averted impending bankruptcy in May when it was recapitalised. Part of the plan for the new Mandriva was to move development of the Linux distribution into the community. The company also held discussions with the developers and board of the Mageia distribution, an existing community fork of Mandriva, about cooperating on the new community Mandriva, but that proposal was rejected. The Mageia developers shipped Mageia 2 at the end of May.