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ZDNet: The Biggest Mystery in the History of Linux

Jun 09, 2005, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"I think it's safe to predict that future historians looking at the history of Linux will spend a lot of time muttering about the events preceeding, surrounding, and flowing from, Novell's purchase of SuSe in late 2003. Personally I'd very much like to understand what happened, but I don't have the information needed to reach any conclusion--and if you do, I'd appreciate a comment here or an email.

"There's some stuff we do know. Just prior to the sale, SuSe was the leading distribution, arguably in terms of technology and certainly in terms of positive press both in Europe and North America..."

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