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eWeek: Give Novell a Break

Nov 22, 2006, 02:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"I just read the Open Letter to the Community from Novell's probably rather flummoxed CEO Ron Hovsepian, and if you're someone who's been wringing your hands over the collaboration and patents pact that Novell and Microsoft announced recently, you should read it too.

"I sort of blew off the deal when I first read about it, because I tend to assume that big historic deals that don't include some sort of acquisition aren't going to make much of a difference beyond the tech headlines of the day. However, a lot of people are taking the deal much more seriously, and around the Internet's forum, blog, mailing list and IRC water coolers, open source fans seem to be nominating Novell to be the new SCO..."

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