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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RE[2]: Novell will never wake up
by r_a_trip on Thu 10th Nov 2005 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Novell will never wake up"
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@ japail

You got the gist of the original post wrong.

Novell tried to jumpstart a Gnome distribution business. The most stupid decission they took on that path, was that they bought an ingrained KDE shop, to provide the underpinnings for their Ximian acquisition.

A fusion of the Gnome desktop within a KDE distro will cause an explosion and fallout. SUSE was created with KDE in mind. It was bought and loved because it was the best KDE solution out there. Rip out KDE from SUSE and you get a Red Hat wannabe, which loses its customers and key developers.

We'll see how Novell Hat will fare, but I suspect that some SUSE adherants will now definatively jump ship.

Luckily, I already jumped ship upon the news that Novell bought SUSE. Given Novells trackrecord, I knew they would turn SUSE's gold in to lead. Ironically I'm running Ubuntu Gnome now...

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