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Enterprise Linux Today: Novell moves towards open source NDS

Sep 28, 2000, 20:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linda Leung)

"Linux distributor Red Hat has chosen Novell's NDS as the directory platform for its new Red Hat Network service."

"The move represents Novell's first tentative step to open source its crown jewels."

"Speaking at the Networld + Interop trade show in Atlanta this week, Novell chief executive Eric Schmidt revealed that the company frequently discusses whether or not to give away NDS, but is so far undecided."

"Open source won't work for certain components of NDS, because of the way it's sold," said Schmidt. But Novell's announcement with Red Hat is a step in the open source direction, he added."

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