Mandriva Linux Was Allegedly Brought Down By Employee Lawsuits
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 29 May 2015 at 07:19 PM EDT. 30 Comments
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While the popularity of Mandriva (formerly Mandrake) has been fading in recent years, it turns out the CEO of Mandriva is blaming employee lawsuits and the France legal system on the company's demise.

Earlier this week we wrote how Mandriva is being liquidated and a few new details are emerging today about the French company's demise.

According to our reliable friends at Business Insider, "In 2014 revenues were climbing again, up by 40%, he told us. Costs were down by 60%. The company wasn't yet profitable, but it had just broken even. Croset — who is Swiss, not French — blames the legal system in France for Mandriva's demise. That's because the laid-off workers sued the company and won just, he says, as Mandriva was breaking even."

Mandriva was forced to pay "hundreds of thousands of Euros" under the legal system in France and Mandriva wasn't able to sustain these losses by the lawsuits from former Mandriva employees.
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