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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Amazing
by milles21 on Wed 20th Dec 2006 00:58 UTC
milles21
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2006-11-08

When he left you could see gobs of comments he returns and voice that he is inline with Novell's moves and all of a sudden everyone is on mute. Eugenia I know you have the post from his departure. Please be so kind to tell me the stats of the rants vs today.

As a community we still seem to focus on the negative, unless the positive is in direct contact with Microsoft. I am still searching for the community unity welcome back Hubert

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RE: Amazing
by IanSVT on Wed 20th Dec 2006 02:45 in reply to "Amazing "
IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

Not even open source advocates are immune to being caught up in sensationalism. That's just the way we, humans, are.

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RE: Amazing
by elsewhere on Wed 20th Dec 2006 03:22 in reply to "Amazing "
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

I am still searching for the community unity welcome back Hubert

Well, in fairness this is probably news to the community. I like to try and keep on top of things, read the trades, visit forums, planetsuse, that sort of thing, and I haven't seen a whisper anywhere about this.

If you hit google news, you'll only find two references to this: the article, and this OS News article about the article.

I'm sure the reception from most people will be positive, excluding a few disgruntled primates ;)

I'm just in awe of the absolute cone of silence over this as far as communications goes. Hell, with the PR blunders Novell has suffered through recently I would have thought they'd be happy to announce Hubert's return, even if his departure was wrapped in a bit of controversy. But to not even see a mention of it from the developer blogs of people working at Suse that even worked with Hubert in the past? Frankly, I'm cynical enough to be suspicious.

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RE[2]: Amazing
by IanSVT on Wed 20th Dec 2006 12:54 in reply to "RE: Amazing "
IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

Hell, with the PR blunders Novell has suffered through recently I would have thought they'd be happy to announce Hubert's return, even if his departure was wrapped in a bit of controversy.

Well, Novell's PR/Marketing isn't exactly known for efficiency or expediency.

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RE: Amazing
by segedunum on Wed 20th Dec 2006 14:38 in reply to "Amazing "
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

When he left you could see gobs of comments he returns and voice that he is inline with Novell's moves and all of a sudden everyone is on mute.

Basically, like everyone else, Mantel needs to pay his bills, which is indicated by him towing the party line over the Microspoft deal ;-). It has been debated to death as to why that was an extremely bad idea, and how the deal, in reality, is actually totally worthless to Novell.

Rest assured, the comments he made when he left are his true feelings.

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