Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 1st Apr 2005 10:58 UTC
Novell and Ximian One of the highlights of Joe Barr's trip to Salt lake City last month for BrainShare 2005 was the opportunity to interview Miguel de Icaza, a mercurial star of the free software movement who has been responsible for hugely successful projects and also founded his own company with Nat Friedman that was later acquired by Novell.
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Re: not correct
by Rick Dekkard on Fri 1st Apr 2005 13:44 UTC

It's not true that SuSE is only a packaging unit.

Right. That's not what Miguel said, anyway:

SUSE also does development but they mostly do development around the kernel, the libraries, X server, but not much in the way of new applications. The SUSE side of the house is pretty much a packaging thing.

Last I checked, Suse was a linux distro. So it makes sense that out of the 300 Suse employees, only 10 or so do KDE development.

Distros' main driving force is providing a set of existing applications to final client. So what Miguel said could be applied to Redhat, for example. It's just common sense.