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CRN: Novell's Stone Stumps For Business Viability Of Open Source

Mar 17, 2004, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Novell Vice Chairman Chris Stone stumped for the viability of an open-source business model to kick off the Open Source Business Conference Tuesday, emphasizing a theme that will likely be repeated at Novell's BrainShare next week.

"Stone defended Novell's choice to support Linux by investing over $250 million to buy Linux vendors Ximian and SUSE Linux. He said the move was not intended to replace Novell's longstanding investment in the NetWare operating system, but rather complement it.

"'We still support NetWare; we still sell it,' he said during his talk at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. 'Linux is complementary to NetWare because it gives customers [a] choice...'"

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