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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RE[2]: And up it goes...
by trenchsol on Sun 4th Mar 2007 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE: And up it goes..."
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

In reply to kaiwai:

Big software vendors can go out of business, too. As a matter of fact, if open source software authors gives up, there is a fair chance that someone else will pick up, if there is sufficient interest.

Examples are IceWM, Jython....

I am not open source advocate, but those are the facts. There is no 100% guarantee either way....

DG

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