Category: General

Aug 08 2013

OpenMandriva Lx progress schedule

Nicolas Pomarède, long time community member (user/contributor) of Mandrake/Mandriva, asked some questions to the Technical Committee of OpenMandriva. Bernhard Rozenkränzer (bero), coordinator of the distribution development, answered him. Q (N.P.): So, back to the distribution, where are we now? Could we have an updated schedule? Not something like “we’re doing QA [Quality Assurance]” or “we …

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Jun 27 2013

Farewell, Ron…

Yesterday, we have learned the sad news about the death of Ron van Pomeren, aka Arvi Pingus. He was deeply involved in the Dutch Mandriva community, as well as in international forums, and lately he was very interested in the development of our association. More important, for many of us he was a friend, even …

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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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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

We all are the Community!

We all are the Community! Short story. Facts and statement. OpenMandriva Association (OMA) was founded by community members to continue development of desktop Mandriva Linux, which Mandriva S.A. company could not develop anymore due to their business strategy change. All contributors (including cooker members) and interested parties were invited to join OMA – in this …

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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 14 2013

Association. Comments on some definitions

Hello everybody On April 10th, a common TC (Technical committee, for now = all active developers) + Council meeting took place. Logs will be posted. Here is the agenda and summary. Best, OMA secretary — Agenda point: Technical committee, council and all-active-developers (“cooker”) definitions and their relations. Suggestions to discuss. This occasion is used to once …

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