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CNET News: Linux Veteran Tries Again

Nov 21, 2003, 17:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Q: What was your reaction when you heard that Novell plans to buy SuSE?

"A: It's ironic, because Novell had everything when we were there. They could have owned Linux, and they could have pushed (Windows) NT right off the map. But it just wasn't the right time.

"I'm pretty excited. Novell has to have a platform, and NetWare isn't it. It's out of gas. It's a has-been. They've done some good application infrastructure, but they need Linux, and Linux needs them. They'll come in and provide some stability and strength there. With SCO causing problems and creating such an unstable environment there, frankly, this has been such a good thing..."

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