Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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RE[2]: As far as words go....
by ecruz on Sat 30th Apr 2011 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: As far as words go...."
ecruz
Member since:
2007-06-16

I am just wondering where you get your information from. Show me anywhere that mentions that Novell Suse Linux business is profitable?
You can go back as far as 2009 through today and Suse Linux has not made a profit for Novell. If you find something to the contrary, post it here as an update.

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RE[3]: As far as words go....
by Elv13 on Sat 30th Apr 2011 19:30 in reply to "RE[2]: As far as words go...."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Ok, the numbers are not that nice, bu the whole division still do better than most of Novell offering
http://www.novell.com/company/ir/qresults/

Novell do only 15% of its revenue from licences and 85% on services and subscriptions. The license money from the Linux division is non disclosed, probably bellow 1%, but the SUSE service account for 18% of the revenue, 54% if you take into account the whole ecosystem built on top of it (including NetWare virtualization solutions). But yea, look like the last time they were very profitable is when microsoft bought licences pack for HyperV, but it can be said for Novell too, not just the SUSE division.

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