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Who Should Buy SuSE Linux?

May 06, 2011, 07:13 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"In the early days of companies based around open source, the questions were: would they make any money? Would they survive? Once it was clear that they not only could survive, but also make money quite nicely, the next question became: what happens when they become successful enough to get bought by traditional software companies?

"We've been finding out. Oracle's purchase of Sun has led to open source projects being abandoned, others being forked and suits alleging infringement of patents being filed. More recently, we've had the saga of Attachmate's purchase of Novell."

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