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Mandriva & O3Spaces Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Monday March 26 2007

Mandriva and O3Spaces today announce an alliance.

Mandriva will now distribute O3Spaces Workplace as part of the Corporate Server 4 and Mandriva Linux Powerpack+ 2007 Spring editions. The alliance
also covers an extensive support agreement. This means that the customer is offered a well rounded software and service package to enhance office productivity, team work and collaboration based on Mandriva Linux server technology.

O3Spaces Workplace will become available to Mandriva's customers as part of Mandriva distribution bundles as well as through the Mandriva reseller network and online store.

“We are very happy to bring the O3Spaces opportunity to our users. The enhancement of OpenOffice.org to collaboration and document management will be a clear plus to our customers. They will find a ready to use evaluation version in our products and will be able to access this technology easily”, said François Bancilhon, Mandriva CEO.

“Our alliance with Mandriva again marks a significant step in realizing our ambitions. We're delighted with the certification on one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. Moreover, with this new cooperation O3Spaces expands its global sales and support channels, allowing us to better address our customer needs”, said Dr. Rob Mentink, O3Spaces CEO.

About O3Spaces

O3Spaces B.V. is a young organization built around an experienced and innovative team of software engineers based in the Netherlands. Struck by the potential and the power of the open standards in general and of OpenOffice.org in particular, we want to be at the forefront of developments in new ways of collaboration. Since its launch in 2006, O3Spaces Workplace has firmly claimed its position as essential enterprise extension for OpenOffice.org. Its ability to support office collaboration across platforms and office suites is unrivaled. O3Spaces Workplace provides its collaboration features for small & medium size enterprises, government and education as well as throughout large companies. For more information visit: www.o3spaces.com

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. More information on mandriva.com

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