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Saturday, November 29th, 2008, 12:30 am

Why Mandriva Should Rehire Adam Williamson

I am an exceptionally satisfied Mandriva user who considers it to be the best desktop distribution at the moment. I also recommend it to a lot of people.

The news about Adam Williamson receiving a pink slip is beyond shocking. As Rodger Dean put it, “They don’t get it, without the community involvement there will be no more Mandriva.” And as Wolfgang Bornath put it, “Were it not for Mr. Williamson Mandriva’s output of news and information would have gone down to zero after Mr. Duval and Mr. N’Doua had left the company.”

It’s people like Adam that give the distribution presence and a face, Without him, where would be the push for the distribution and the company to grow? It will be a colossal mistake if the company does not restore Adam’s role. He accepted things politely, having previously made humble and correct remarks about Canonical.

It was weird enough that the company sacked the very symbol and father of the distribution, Gaël Duval, an insightful person whom I’ve had the pleasure of hearing from.

Mandriva, please offer Adam his job back. You will regret it if you don’t, even if you never realise this.

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2 Responses to “Why Mandriva Should Rehire Adam Williamson”

  1. Adam Williamson Says:

    Thanks, Roy, you’re very kind :)

    Tiny nitpick – you have my name as ‘Alan’ in the third paragraph.

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Oops. Fixed, thanks.

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