"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