Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 03:27 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell is expected to initiate a major round of layoffs that could cut 1000 or more jobs in an attempt to restore the server software company's financial strength, according to employees familiar with the plan.
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by kaiwai on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 08:47 UTC
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It isn't about outright cuts but getting Novell to justify their head count; and I'm sorry, the poducts that being pumped out and what is being done it the R&D department can't be justified - there must be an awful lot of people with fingers up asses if the number of product releases are anything to go by.

I'm sorry, but personally they should kill of the Linux product and concerntrate on the middleware layer - the part that is actually important - get mono working on Solaris, RHEL etc. Create an end to end development set of applications to cater to the enterprise developers need, team up with SUN and RedHat to get the ball rolling.

They would be better off trying to sell the stuff that actually works on all platforms than trying to flog to death the bottom layer which quite frankly is not a big money spinner to the bottom line - let the SUNs and Red Hats of the world bitch and fight over the operating system - concerntrate on the money further up the revenue tree.

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RE: Cuts
by on Mon 24th Oct 2005 00:44 in reply to "Cuts"
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Mono already supports Solaris as well as RedHat (RHEL 3 & 4, as well as Fedora).

As far as teaming up with RedHat or SUN ? Be realistic, Sun is too heavily invested in Java. As for RedHat, they have the worse 'not invented here' syndome in the industry in pure open source fashion. Havoc prefers to discover JavaScript, critique Mono and the supposed threat of Microsoft all the while sponsoring and open source java. As if Sun is not going to go after RedHat !

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