Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:04 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Novell and Ximian Ray Noorda, the son of Dutch immigrants who drove Novell Netware to become the dominant local area network operating system in the 1980s, died Monday at the age of 82 after a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. Noorda was the first to clearly articulate that the many interoperating parts of the computer industry meant that one company needed to cooperate with another to ensure their products worked together. In some realms, they might be both partners and competitors, he noted, in a relationship he summed up as 'co-opetition'.
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He was one of the good guys
by mario on Tue 10th Oct 2006 18:59 UTC
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However, if you look at how MS thrived even though it was non-interoperative and closed as you ever get, while Novell went damn close to sinking... somehow I feel being the nice guy in this world, doesn't pay.

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