OW2, the international open source community for infrastructure software, and Mandriva, the company that gave the world one of the most popular Linux distributions, announce today that Mandriva has joined the OW2 Consortium as a Corporate Member to leverage its global community and outreach as Mandriva embarks on a renewed enterprise strategy.
Mandriva has recently gone through a reorganization and is currently redefining its strategy. While the well-known Mandriva Linux operating system is being returned to the open source community via a non-profit foundation called the Mandriva Linux Foundation, the company is repositioning its commercial operations on the corporate market including enterprises, government organizations and educational institutions. It provides tools that are simple to use and install while offering an advanced open source solution to manage heterogeneous IT infrastructure. As a natural complement to this strategic shift, Mandriva SA is looking to the OW2 Consortium as a support for the redeployment of its international strategy specifically in Europe and Brazil.
“Mandriva Linux only provides the best of open source software solutions. Because of this, we understand the importance of actively participating within the community and in helping to spur open source innovation,” said Mandriva CEO Jean-Manuel Croset.“We view OW2 as one of the most respected communities to ensure ongoing freedom of action, and encourage continued collaboration and advances in open source.”
Based in Paris, Mandriva is fully committed to free and open source software. As part of its commitment to the open source community, Mandriva develops, maintains and distributes free products including: Mandriva Linux 2011, a simple, open and innovative desktop Linux distribution, Enterprise Server 5.2, a simple, high-performance, accessible Linux server, Mandriva Directory Server (MDS), an easy-to-use LDAP directory management solution, and Pulse 2, a powerful IT infrastructure management system quick to install.