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Mar 24, 1999, 10:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Network software provider Novell has determined the best way to attract computer programmers to its core NetWare operating system is to give away a few of its secrets."

"The company disclosed plans in a number of areas at its annual user conference here: from the release of core NetWare protocols, to test releases of its clustering software, to further refinements in its strategy to provide management tools for NetWare and Microsoft's Windows NT operating system. It also rolled out an expanded strategy for its caching software with third-party hardware companies like Dell Computer and Compaq Computer."

"Novell executives said they hope to spur more development by opening up its technology. "The benefits are very open source-like," said Glenn Ricart, chief technology officer for the company."

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