The Register: Greasing the free software skids under Novell
Sep 27, 2000, 23:37 (2 Talkback[s])
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"TRG offers a GPL file system, the Open Source Novell File
System; MANOS, aka "Open Source NetWare", a clustered NetWare file
system M-Squared (M2FS), and Open Source NDS. At Networld Interop
this week TRG was showing off its Ute-Linux and Ute-Cluster-Linux
distros that will ship in the next three weeks...."
"NDS is a tactical nuclear weapon - if we put it out
Microsoft and other competitors will use it like a sickle, and reap
and harvest the Novell installed base." he says. "It's not
beneficial to customers in any way."
"But Merkey says Microsoft has been "very good to us" when it
saw Novell as a common competitor. TRG was working on native
read-write file system support for NTFS until its lawyers turned
nasty earlier this month. Markey responded by terminating his
contract with Microsoft."
"The last thing they need is for me to take the stand and
testify as to what kind of deals they offered to get us to leave
Novell in 1997 and divide the NetWare markets by using the 'Linux
IP Laundry-Mat' to launder Novell's NDS for their consumption."