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[2]: PJ
by lemur2 on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 23:52 UTC 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[4]: PJ
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:18 in reply to "RE[3]: PJ"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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.


Agreed, mostly.

The Mono applications in GNOME that I know about which are frequently distributed are these:
FSpot, Banshee, Tomboy Notes, GNOME Do and Pinta


In order, comparable FOSS alternatives which do not depend on Mono would be:
digikam, Amarok, Basket Notes, krunner and Krita.

Personally, I prefer the second set anyway.

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RE[4]: PJ
by TheGZeus on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 15:24 in reply to "RE[3]: PJ"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I like that this got voted down, probably because I said that there are alternatives.
That wasn't always the case, and... it's true.
I'm just relaying information, so you don't freak out should MS destroy Mono.

You're welcome.

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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[4]: PJ
by lemur2 on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:42 in reply to "RE[3]: PJ"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I can find no reference as to what happens to OpenSuSe.
Will be spun off: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7620954743.html "

The article you linked says that SLED will be spun off, but it has only this to say about OpenSuSe:
Among the many questions surrounding the deal is what will happen with Novell-back projects such as OpenSUSE, which maintains a popular, open source desktop distro and upstream contributor to SLE. The community-driven OpenSUSE Project is also preparing a MeeGo version of the distro.


SuSe (a.k.a SLED) <> OpenSuSe.

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RE[4]: PJ
by segedunum on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 14:17 in reply to "RE[3]: PJ"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe some ex and soon-to-be ex Suse employees will be able to rewind the clock seven years and do something useful with it?

Edited 2010-11-23 14:17 UTC

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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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