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internetnews.com: Novell's Latest: Professional Open Source

Jul 10, 2004, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

"Officials at Novell will soon dive into the world of professional open source with paid support and services for Mono 1.0, an open source development platform based on version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

"Paid Mono support is the Waltham, Mass.-based company's first endeavor into professional open source, a term used to describe a maintenance and support offering, with companies charging a fee for services. According to Erik Dasque, a senior product manager at Novell, the company's Mono launch could be the beginning of an initiative to expand into other open source projects. They include Openswan, a Linux implementation of IPSec; iFolders, an enterprise file-sharing project; and Yet Another Setup Tool (YaST), an installation and administration tool..."

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