João Patrício

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Jul 31 2013

Building Community Pods

We are setting up the Community Pods for our Association. This is a crucial organizational matter. Community Pods are autonomous groups in the community that contribute to the fulfillment of the OMA mission, and therefore are officially recognized and are part of the organization. More information here. We are looking for contacts and initiatives. If …

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Jul 30 2013

Beta release postponed


After some discussions and infrastructure issues we have decided to postpone the release of our Beta for some more days. We are working on the setup of a release branch in ABF at the same time we are finishing some fixes that we believe will provide a better experience for the community. So don’t despair, …

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Jun 22 2013

FISL14 – Nós Vamos!

OpenMandriva Association (OMA) will be at FISL 14 (3 to 6 of July), the largest open source event in South America. We are teaming up with the OpenMandriva Brazilian community to present the Association and the Distribution to participants. We will be represented by Bernhard Rosenkränzer aka bero (head of OMA Technical Committee), Kate Lebedeff, …

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Jun 18 2013

OpenMandriva new Alpha is ready for Bug Hunting

OpenMandriva Lx 2013

A new version of OpenMandriva Lx is ready for Bug Hunting. There is still a lot of work to do, some already identified bugs to fix and artwork to implement. You can get the Alpha (i586 or x86_64) at and just give it a test drive. Let us know if you find any bugs …

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May 07 2013

A Conversation with… Gaël Duval

1. Talk a bit of the origins of the Mandrake, the name, the image, the values, the motivations? It started as a personal project in 1997. I was an enthusiastic user of Linux on i386, and an early user of KDE at its alpha stages. Naturally came to mind the idea to release a new …

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May 06 2013

What’s the name Sir Knight

Thy name is…. OpenMandriva. So it was fast? hmmm. Let me introduce a little: As you know OpenMandriva Association (OMA) started a quest to find a name for it’s Linux distribution, that involved the Community and then a voting of the Knights in the OMA and all the Cooker Active Developers. The persons involved in the voting …

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Apr 27 2013

The Quest for the Holy Grail – The Order

The list is closed. No more arms in this armory. The process for this quest was approved by council and will be concluded next week. After listening the general community and asking for contribution, the OMA will take the following steps: Clear the list from problematic names; OMA Members + Active Contributors to OMA Cooker …

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Apr 20 2013

The Quest for the Holy Name

Hello sir knights The quest is beginning. Check the name list at the wiki and contribute to it. Please add more than names, add arguments for choosing the names. Any name with no details, arguments or fancy panties will not enter battlefield. to arms…Hola caballeros La búsqueda comienza. Vea la lista de nombres en el wiki …

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Apr 16 2013

“Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?*”

Yes. You know what I mean. We know you are willing to talk, make questions, participate. So OpenMandriva Association has the pleasure to invite you to our Mailing Lists and IRC channels. You can bore us to death with your questions, c’mon. “Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?“* You can find us @: …

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Apr 12 2013

Meet our Face!

At last we have a face! OpenMandriva Association is proud to announce that after some weeks of discussion, voting and analysis this is our new logo. Using the Magnificent 7 we opened the discussion to Association members and Council, moved in the direction of what is best and complies with our values & objectives. In …

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