Novell Is Not SCO

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-11-08 Print this article Print

Opinion: Wake up and smell the coffee, Novell is not anti-Linux. (Linux-Watch)

Novell is not SCO. Novell is not the great anti-GPL. Get over it.

Im getting a little tired of the constant Novell-bashing. Do I think that Novell made a smart long term move by partnering up with Microsoft? No, I dont.
For the record, the only software company that I can think of that has ever partnered with Microsoft and done well is Citrix Systems. And, they did it by acting as if they were a branch of Microsoft.
That is not, I repeat not, the case with Novell. What Novell is doing is a smart, short-term move. Novell makes a great Linux, but its not been making great gains to go with it. Its investors, for those of you who know more about open-source licenses than business, have been very unhappy. How unhappy? They got the CEO and CFO booted earlier this year. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Novell Is Not SCO Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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