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Computerworld: Stone on Why Novell Picked SuSE

Nov 05, 2003, 14:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Tennant)

"Chris Stone, Novell's vice chairman, spoke Tuesday with Computerworld about the strategy behind his company's plan to acquire SUSE Linux AG, and why Novell chose SUSE instead of Red Hat. Excerpts from the interview follow:

"Q: How did the idea to acquire SUSE germinate?

"In April at BrainShare is when we made the first announcement that NetWare services were going to go basically on top of Linux. We wanted to learn how the open-source community actually works. We didn't want to be the big, bad enterprise company that dove into it..."

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