Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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Should be respectful.
by JMcCarthy on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 14:22 UTC
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It's sad to see so many people reject semi-decent apps because they don't care for the deal Novell made. Go back a few months and you'd be surprised how brown most peoples noses were.

Here I thought it was plainly obvious that code doesn't make such stupid deals.

And even if you don't care for the apps&technology they have created --or significantly pushed along--, they still can take credit for lighting a fire under everyone. Look at all the things that were developed as a reaction against Novells stuff.

AIGLX, Beryl, and I'm pretty sure Tracker wouldn't be around now, or at least this far along if it weren't for a rejection of Beagle.

They have brought competition back to stagnation.

Edited 2007-04-02 14:23

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