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ZDNet: Is Corel's Linux business for sale?

Nov 21, 2000, 06:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"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 Linux."

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