Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 10:24 UTC
Novell and Ximian Obviously, Linux vendors will not remain untouched by the economic downturn. Novell has already announced a number of lay offs, and the openSUSE Linux division has not been spared. openSUSE board members Pascal Blesser and Bryen Yunashko announced the lay offs.
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by danieldk on Tue 24th Feb 2009 17:29 UTC
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I find this slightly ironic, given that the previous Novell-related headline was (yes, I know that revenue is not profit, but their Linux division seems to provide most promise for the future):

"Novell Reports Leap in Linux Revenues"

From that article:

The strongest revenues, however, were found elsewhere in the company: Novell's Linux business sky-rocketed in revenue by 33 percent, to 195 million USD - which is a big chunk of the total of 243 million.

Sometimes nasty things happen. E.g. once Sun opensourced Solaris, they fired some of their operating system engineers, apparently hoping that some productivity could be replaced by 'for-free' community participants (at least, that would be my interpretation). And Novell has some history here as well (AppArmor?).

Edited 2009-02-24 17:30 UTC

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