Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Dec 2006 17:18 UTC, submitted by Billamon
Novell and Ximian "I had more than 1 year of time to think about my future and came to the conclusion that the thing I'm most interested in still is Linux." During an exclusive interview to Data Manager Online and pc-facile, SuSe co-founder confirms, after he left one year ago, he's back at Novell since early December.
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RE: Good interview
by Hands on Tue 19th Dec 2006 21:22 UTC in reply to "Good interview"
Hands
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2005-06-30

I agree that it was a good interview, and it was certainly interesting to learn some of those little tidbits. When Mr. Mantel left Novell, a big stink was made. Since he came back, this is the first that I've heard about it.

It's also interesting to hear his perspective as one of the founders of SUSE on the MS/Novell deal. I agree that we should be interested in doing what's best for Linux rather than what's bad for MS. When considering the arguments that I've heard that have actually focused on the effect of the deal on Linux directly, the positive seems much more concrete than the negative.

Regarding YaST, to me a distribution is most uniquely characterized by package management and setup tools. I actually assumed that YaST was there fairly early on. Many of the newer distributions reuse mature tools now, but those tools weren't available when SUSE was in its infancy.

Edited 2006-12-19 21:23

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