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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RE: As far as words go....
by Elv13 on Sat 30th Apr 2011 00:03 UTC in reply to "As far as words go...."
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SUSE is the profitable part, Novell is the high risk business. Netware, even if it still considered the best Unix by some IT pools, is dead. eDirectory lost to MSAD, the network part is unseen in recent serveur room. Whats left? Novell tried to save itself by becomming a new RedHat, but failed to deliver in most case and the "Open" part of SUSE came too late (SuSE 10.2 -> OpenSUSE 10.2). The way they handled locals partners to is a failure too (welcome to our big family! We promise you contract if you help us push our product deeper in your city, now, eat our dusts). Just like with eDirectory, it seem that of their "open" project are missing some bits of code to make them work fine on other Linux (Mono with the codecs, Suse studio, built system and others).

Overall, I hope a SUSE separated from Novell with enough financial backing/trust from the parent company is a good thing to get rid of the old mentality, even if SuSE never had a clean record in the first place.

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