Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Nov 2005 23:17 UTC, submitted by Josh
SuSE, openSUSE Suse co-founder and kernel team member Hubert Mantel has resigned from Novell, the server software company that acquired the German Linux company in 2004. Mantel announced the move on a Suse Linux mailing list Tuesday, and Novell confirmed the move Wednesday. "I just decided to leave Suse/Novell. This is not (any) longer the company I founded 13 years ago," Mantel said in the e-mail. "I have been the maintainer of the Suse kernel for more than a decade now. I'm very confident the Novell management will find a competent successor very quickly."
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by sbenitezb on Thu 10th Nov 2005 00:11 UTC
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All those monkeys really have influence in Novell's future. Novell acquired Ximian and invested a lot of resources in GNOME applications, so if they need to standardize on a desktop it's pretty obvious their choice is to go with GNOME. Why did they bought Suse at first and not developed their own distro? Now, one can say Suse's (as is) future could be doomed.

My personal take is their management is clueless about what to do with Linux to make business, or perhaps how. Mono is not going anywhere, they are just using it because they built it; there are still much more Java developers. Evolution is great, but how's that they are going to cut resources on it?

Beside, there is Red Hat covering the market they want for themselves. Who would you trust? A company that lost to Microsoft and almost went bankrupt, or the one that's taking market share from it?

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