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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Enterprise or Consumer?
by Kon on Fri 1st Apr 2005 16:28 UTC

Maybe someone can comment on this with a legitimate and not b.s. answer:

"A photo management application, built with Mono. Our Beagle desktop search, built with Mono."

Novell's business model is still (last time I checked) to serve the enterprise. What value do these consumer applications have to them, besides hype to feed a marketing machine? I cannot see any enterprise customer switching to Novell because these applications exist. Looks like misappropriation of resources to me, and that can only last so long.