Linked by the_randymon on Mon 7th Jan 2013 17:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian In 2011 Novell sold the SUSE franchise to Attachmate, who has run it since, and a portfolio of patents to a Microsoft consortium. But now Novell shareholders are alleging the deal was cooked, and Novell's board withheld information from another potential bidder to ensure Attachmate would win. From Groklaw: "Party C actually bid a bit higher than Attachmate. But the allegation is that Attachmate was favored with information that Party C was not given". The news doesn't affect Attachmate, who won the bid. But Novell's Board of Directors is going to have some explaining to do.
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MOS6510
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2011-05-12

When Novell took over SUSE it was another year of the Linux desktop event. A professional organization that could offer support. Somehow it seems nothing happened or changed with regards to SUSE.

SUSE was the first Linux distribution I bought. I used to buy every edition and place the (rather huge) boxes on a shelve at work as a kind of advertising.

I have a fluffy Geeko too!

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