Home > Novell and Ximian > NetWare, Plans Products Using Ximian Code NetWare, Plans Products Using Ximian Code Eugenia Loli 2003-09-18 Novell and Ximian 12 Comments Novell is delaying shipment of its much anticipated Linux services for NetWare product until the end of this year, due to a decision to integrate software code from Ximian, a recently acquired ISV that is very active in the Linux space. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2003-09-18 11:48 pm So is “minot” a typo or is this what the marketing guy thinks “mono” is called? 2003-09-19 12:30 am Typo. Or, more likely, the result of a bad spell-checker. 2003-09-19 2:00 am Invest in Ximian now! 2003-09-19 2:10 am That was exactly my plan a couple months ago, unfortuntately, you can’t invest in Ximian anymore, you would have to invest in Novell. 2003-09-19 2:12 am …not that Ximian was ever publicly held. I wanted to invest in them the very second they went public, unfortunately, Novell discovered this private company has some of the best programmers and products in the linux community and snatched them up right quick. 2003-09-19 2:32 am The question is if Novell is going to release the products as free software. I seriously doubt this. 2003-09-19 3:40 am It is time to dump Novell. Novell is not true to the Linux software standards. They are too commercial. Ximian software is better without Novell. In fact Novell will ruin Ximian by making it commercialized – even though they will not admit it. 2003-09-19 7:31 am Ximian software is better without Novell. In fact Novell will ruin Ximian by making it commercialized – even though they will not admit it. Ximian is and was a commercial company(ie for profit) XDE, RedCarpet and Evolution are all commercialized products that can be sold(for profit no less). Novell changes nothing except that they could increase the availibilty of resources for Ximian’s product line. 2003-09-19 8:16 am could you point me to a repositry containing the aforementioned standards so that i can see what’s acceptable or not. yeah need the cop the hell on mate, as long as a commercial company doesn’t break the licenses be they GPL or BSD (with advertisment feature) i’ve no problem with them developing or running their applications on Linux. People with attitudes like your’s do more harm to Linux then anything else 2003-09-19 8:17 am It is time to dump Novell. Novell is not true to the Linux software standards. They are too commercial. I don’t see this as being a problem myself. Any company investing in Linux (or any other OSS) has the sense not to aggrivate the community. And if they don’t then they can always look to what happened/is happening to SCO’s reputation! 2003-09-19 11:58 am > The question is if Novell is going to release > the products as free software. I seriously doubt this. Of course they will not!! And by the way, who asked them to do that?? Novell is a software company which means they make profit. Then, if they make profit repecting all the open-source licences, I am very happy! (novell human ressources: are you reading that? ;+) 2003-09-20 4:57 am Being a long ago Netware Admin I’d be glad to see them get back on top of the pile and a match up with Ximian’s Desktop (and groupware/delivery) know-how sounds good to me. Netware Linux, Sun Linux… whatever next.