September 18th, 2010
So I’m here at FUDCon Zurich, co-located with FrOSCamp, and I finally got to meet Guillaume and Michael. While we’ve been here the big Mandriva news (which has been a bit of an open secret in MDV/ex-MDV circles for a while…) broke – most of the core MDV employees, sadly, got laid off, but happily, many of them and much of the Mandriva community and PLF community have set up a fork of Mandriva – Mageia. I’m not directly involved in this and I don’t know a lot about the plans, but it seems like a great direction and I’m glad everyone’s carrying on and not abandoning all the history built up behind Mandriva. I’ve offered to help out in a small way if I can, and I’ll definitely be following along and maybe migrating my Mandriva machines over when I can. For now I’m just spreading the word – Mageia is here, check it out!
I’ll post a full report on FUDCon soon – so far it’s been great, lots of good people here, I gave my QA talk and it was pretty well received, seen some interesting talks, and tomorrow I’m hoping to work on spins QA with Peter Robinson, Christoph Wickert and any other spins folk who are around. Come join us! I’ll do a pitch at the start of the day.