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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segedunum
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2005-07-06

While someone griped about Ximian and mono, these are the two areas where I see a lot innovation coming from (with the extra resources that Novell is able to offer).

They are not making any money. Mainsoft makes more money from Mono than Novell does, and even that isn't very significant. Their market is more .Net/J2EE integration, where the market actually is.

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With Hula not very far off and some features, specifically search, being done with Mono, it really should not be long before Novell is offering a power web based solution for email that rivals both exchange and gmail. I think a little time is all it will take.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

With Hula not very far off and some features, specifically search, being done with Mono, it really should not be long before Novell is offering a power web based solution for email that rivals both exchange and gmail. I think a little time is all it will take.

Hula and Mono are just projects that piss patterns in the snow. They are not profitable, and it is now certain that they cannot be made to be profitable. There's just nothing happening.

The thing I find really dangerous is that people in charge at Novell who aren't technically minded are believing at least some of the tosh the technical people on some sides of the company are telling them. Thus, the company is getting pulled one way and then the other.

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