Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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As far as words go....
by runjorel on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:37 UTC
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I tend to get nervous though when companies split up business units like this, but my fear comes from what I remember with Palm when they separated their hardware and software divisions. This is a completely different case and in fact Suse/OpenSuse was on its own entity at one point before Novell stepped in. I fear when businesses separate acquisitions into subsidiaries like this, they are merely separating high risk business units away from the main company's financials so that it's easier to close shop and not affect the main business financials if it fails.

But like Thom said, compared to Oracle's way of doing things, I really appreciate how Attachmate is allowing Suse/OpenSuse to operate like business as usual.

Edited 2011-04-29 22:40 UTC

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