ZDNet UK: SuSE Looks to Stabilize Linux
Apr 29, 2002, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
"SuSE, the German Linux distributor, is increasingly trying to
insulate its corporate customers from what many see as a core trait
of open-source software: its changeability.
"With a corporate reorganization at the end of last year, the
company decided to step up its efforts to tailor its software to
large businesses running high-end machines like mainframes. The
result is stricter control of its corporate software, called SuSE
Linux Enterprise Server, whose technical support terms require that
customers don't make too many changes of their own.
"While the move doesn't affect the way SuSE's software itself is
licensed, it is a philosophical shift away from one of the
advantages that made Linux popular: the ability of users to freely
tweak the software to suit their own purposes..."