Well I will not be involved in Mageia, I have enough with Pardus and Ubuntu. But I have noticed it's already a lively debate about the final released Mageia1 DVD.
(now I can go in the forum and read again)
The problem with Free DVD
“When I tried Mageia beta and RC on my old laptop (Dell Inspiron 5150), they worked fine; but I didn’t realize that these DVD included proprietary firmware. When I installed Mageia1 DVD, with only Free software inside, Internet couldn’t be connected, neither by wire (Broadcom BCM 4401) nor by Wifi (Ralink RT73). The Mageia Wiki says that after installing the DVD, you can download the Nonfree packages, of course; except for the network packages !
To fetch the missing packages on Internet with another PC, and then to copy and install them on the laptop isn’t simple for me. I succeeded, but it took me several hours !
I don’t understand the Mageia policy, why only Free software on the DVD ? You can say: It doesn’t work, but it’s Free ! I would prefer : It’s not Free, but it works !
This rule of no nonfree sofware inside the DVD shouldn’t apply to the internet connection.”
When they start to write real reviews of Mageia I am sure they will bring up that. But I leave it to the Mageia community and developers how they will deal with that and some other issues.