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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Lame article
by poohgee on Tue 24th Feb 2009 19:55 UTC
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The actual topic is the lay-off of 100 people due to cost cutting measures .

There is absolutly no connection between that and some deal between Microsoft and RedHat - the article tries quite hard to suggest that .

In their open letter to openSUSE community members on Thursday, Bleser and Yunashko ... did say :

.. we do take offense [at] those outside our community who have decided to exploit the hardship of our fellow community members in these trying times for their own personal gain in their misguided rants against the Project and misinterpreted portrayals to the general public.

I can only think that this article is such an example of exploitation & manipulation .

If the deal Novell & Microsoft agreed apon ,has been worth it ,can only be speculated by the extra profit this has meant for the company - they are after all not a good-will charity .

Novell were "most evil and treacherous" for this several years ago ; I donĀ“t see the big difference to what RedHat is doing now ,except that it might be a cleaner deal this time round .

The question might also be vaild ,what the implications of the Novell-Microsoft deal have been and any advantages this has created for the wider community ,including RedHat .

Edited 2009-02-24 19:58 UTC

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