2007/05/22 Mandriva Layoffs
Here is an excerpt from Distrowatch.com about the Mandriva Layoffs:
We start this week’s news section with information about a new round of layoffs at Mandriva: “Last Thursday, at least four Mandriva employees received the news that their contracts will be stopped next month. All of them are people who are very active in the Mandriva community, and sometimes maintainers of important packages. There has not been any explanation about this decision.” This news follows the recent announcement about Mandriva concluding an agreement with a venture capital firm to raise €2 million in order to settle its debts. Apparently, one of the conditions of the deal was cost reduction, which has now been effected in the form of employee layoffs. The developers whose contracts were terminated include Giuseppe Ghibo (OpenOffice.org packager), Wolfgang Bornath (German community manager) and Per Øyvind Karlsen (Club packager).