Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 10:24 UTC
Novell and Ximian Obviously, Linux vendors will not remain untouched by the economic downturn. Novell has already announced a number of lay offs, and the openSUSE Linux division has not been spared. openSUSE board members Pascal Blesser and Bryen Yunashko announced the lay offs.
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by Hiev on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:31 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

All about the profits.

Are they really making money from OpenSuse? Or is just drayning resources?

This are hard times for everyone.

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by JonathanBThompson on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:58 in reply to "..."
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

Based on the last quarterly financial report as posted on OSNews, Novell simply has not been making profit in the Linux realm as of yet: overall, they've been losing millions of dollars on that. As a company, they aren't profitable. And no, Thom Holwerda, revenue is NOT the same as profit ;)

Thus, it shouldn't be too surprising, if they don't have the bank account to fund things for a long period of time that aren't predicted to make a profit, that they'd get rid of those working on such products and services.

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by JonathanBThompson on Thu 26th Feb 2009 00:57 in reply to "RE: ..."
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

Wow, you can tell who the extreme fanbois are, they're the ones that are stupid enough to mark down a post that's applicable and makes sense from a reality/business standpoint, but bugs them that their pet cause isn't doing as great from a reality/business standpoint as they'd really want it to ;)

/me expects this to now get voted down farther, as well as the first post, because of the same stupid fanbois ;)

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by Adurbe on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:10 in reply to "..."
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

if I was to make the choice

1 dev for Open Suse <-- not making and will never make money

OR

1 dev for novel netware <-- making money but not as much as it was

I would have the duty to keep the one 'generating revenue' as the revenue his work generates (indirectly as devs tend to not be sales people) could keep others employed

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