Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 19:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian We were well aware that Novell had put itself on the market, coyly winking at passers-by, displaying its... Assets. VMware was a contender, but things have played out entirely different: Novell has been bought by Attachmate Corp., with a Microsoft-led consortium buying unspecified intellectual property from Novell.
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RE: PJ
by lemur2 on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:15 UTC in reply to "PJ"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Paging Pamela Jones ... I repeat, paging Pamela Jones.


PJ pontificating on this deal:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101122130625952

Her suggestion is that it might be about Wordperfect IP.

Edited 2010-11-22 23:16 UTC

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RE[2]: PJ
by lemur2 on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:52 in reply to "RE: PJ"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Paging Pamela Jones ... I repeat, paging Pamela Jones.
PJ pontificating on this deal: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101122130625952 Her suggestion is that it might be about Wordperfect IP. "

PJ also identifies via a tweet from Miguel de Icaza that Mono goes to Attachmate.

This is an interesting outcome for the GNOME desktop given that a number of GNOME applications, such as FSpot, Banshee, Tomboy Notes, GNOME Do and Pinta, are Mono-based.

I can find no reference as to what happens to OpenSuSe.

Edited 2010-11-22 23:53 UTC

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RE[3]: PJ
by TheGZeus on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:56 in reply to "RE[2]: PJ"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Of those programs, only one of those doesn't have a >= GTK equivalent: GNOME Do.

Probably wouldn't take a year to re-implement it in some other language. Crap, write a mono program that translates to some other language, and use that as a stop-gap.
That's just the worst-case scenario: A patent lawsuit happens, MS wins, and there's no more FOSS C#.
Whoopdie-shit.

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RE[3]: PJ
by Soulbender on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:35 in reply to "RE[2]: PJ"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I can find no reference as to what happens to OpenSuSe.


Will be spun off:
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7620954743.html

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RE[3]: PJ
by segedunum on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 15:01 in reply to "RE[2]: PJ"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Yer, it means their paychecks are now coming from a consortium of Microsoft controlled companies.

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RE[2]: PJ
by elsewhere on Wed 24th Nov 2010 02:04 in reply to "RE: PJ"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

"Paging Pamela Jones ... I repeat, paging Pamela Jones.


PJ pontificating on this deal:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101122130625952

Her suggestion is that it might be about Wordperfect IP.
"

Novell sold WordPerfect to Corel long ago, but Novell still has an anti-trust case against MS from when they owned it. MS may be paying off Novell to end the suit as part of this purchase, but they won't be obtaining the IP.

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