Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 21:04 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Novell on Mar. 1 announced preliminary financial results for its 2007 fiscal year first quarter, showing net revenue of USD 230 million. The first quarter's revenue represented a decline of USD 12 million, or about 5 percent, from the prior year's first quarter revenue of USD 242 million. Despite the unexceptional overall results during the first fiscal quarter 2007, however, Novell reported USD 15 million of revenue from Linux Platform Products, up 46 percent year-over-year, and USD 91 million of invoicing, up a whopping 659 percent year-over-year. Linux - make no doubt about it - is Novell's future."
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Take a look at this LWN article entitled, "Who Wrote 2.6.20:

And find the part where it says "Who Paid Them".
Top changeset contributors by employer
(Unknown) 1244 25.0%
Red Hat 636 12.8%
(None) 383 7.7%
IBM 368 7.4%
Novell 295 5.9%

That is the number or changesets per employer to the latest Linux kernel. It shows you how much they care compared to other companies by the amount of work they do on it.

Novell employees some brilliant developers like Federico, Robert Love, etc, but they need to focus more on their future and less on shortterm gains to survive.

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