In an interview with NewsForge, Duval said that he had been laid off from the company he co-founded, along with a number of other Mandriva employees. He is planning to sue the outfit for "abusive layoff".
According to Duval it all started last year when Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon asked him to leave the company. He didn't say why Bancilhon asked this, but apparently the two do not see eye to eye.
Instead, Duval agreed to head a new "community department" intended "to improve Mandriva's image in the open source arena." Duval said that he and Bancilhon had "diverging opinions" on corporate direction.
A spokesMandriva said the company recently suffered poor financial results and decided that it could not afford a community department any longer.
Duval is planning a new open source project called Ulteo which was pitched to Mandriva but rejected. It aims to provide a new way for people to use operating systems, so they can really concentrate on using it and not maintaining it.
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