Novell’s sale of SUSE to Attachmate questioned by court

In 2011 Novell sold the SUSE franchise to Attachmate, who has run it since, and a portfolio of patents to a Microsoft consortium. But now Novell shareholders are alleging the deal was cooked, and Novell’s board withheld information from another potential bidder to ensure Attachmate would win. From Groklaw: “Party C actually bid a bit higher than Attachmate. But the allegation is that Attachmate was favored with information that Party C was not given”. The news doesn’t affect Attachmate, who won the bid. But Novell’s Board of Directors is going to have some explaining to do.

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  1. the_randymon 2013-01-08 10:33 am EST
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