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SRO: Novell NDS for Linux Arrives Ahead of Schedule

Mar 14, 2000, 18:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Novell and Linux watchers knew it was coming. No one expected, though, that Novell would deliver NDS eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition for Linux almost two weeks before Novell's annual gathering of NetWare supporters: BrainShare."

"What we do know is that although Novell has said at least part of the NDS for Linux code would be open source, none of it--under any open-source license--currently is available. Despite years of open-source lip service, the Novell Community License remains more of a mock-up than a working model."

"Linux companies thought Novell was right on the bull's-eye. Caldera, with its long history of friendly relations with Novell, lead the list of supporters, but the other Linux marksmen Red Hat and TurboLinux also vowed their support. Bowstreet, Evergreen Internet and Sendmail also voiced their support."

"Novell doubtlessly welcomes the support because this isn't just a trial shot. Company sources revealed that other Novell packages, including the next version of office groupware and e-mail package GroupWise 6.0 (code name: BulletProof), will appear on Linux before the end of the year."

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