ZDNet: Is Corel's Linux business for sale?
Nov 21, 2000, 06:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Canadian software vendor Corel Corp. is sending some very
confusing messages into the open-source ether."
"The company is seeking either to sell off completely or to gain
additional investments in its Linux business, according to multiple
sources. Sources said that company CEO Derek Burney has been
actively shopping around Corel's (Nasdaq: CORL) Linux distribution,
which is based on Debian Linux...."
"Corel said it planned to use the Microsoft cash infusion to
make its applications compliant with Microsoft's .Net framework
technologies. But, as part of the terms of the deal, Corel also
offered to port Microsoft's .Net framework technologies to Linux.
It was unclear how a decision by Corel to sell off its Linux
operating system assets might impact its ability to port .Net to
- InfoWorld/Reuters: Corel suggests its Linux line could be sold(Nov 20, 2000)
- ComputerWorld: Corel CEO Gives Lowdown On Microsoft Investment(Nov 20, 2000)
- TechWeb: Corel Mulls Exiting Linux, CEO Says
(Nov 18, 2000)
- The Register: Corel moots Linux sell-off(Nov 17, 2000)
- ZDNet: Corel: Still full-speed ahead on Linux(Nov 14, 2000)
- Linux Format: Corel: In bed with the enemy?(Oct 19, 2000)
- Ottawa Citizen: Corel deal gives Microsoft inside track on Linux(Oct 13, 2000)
- LinuxWorld: Corel's Linux VP on the Microsoft deal(Oct 12, 2000)
- The Register: Corel plan for MS .NET Linux revealed in SEC filing
(Oct 12, 2000)
- Corel Linux strategy unchanged, despite Microsoft deal(Oct 11, 2000)
- Upside: Open source uncertainty over Microsoft-Corel; MS planning to buy Red Hat next?(Oct 05, 2000)