"Open source commentators were suspicious when news
emerged that openSUSE will move to an independent foundation,
during the acquisition of Novell, which currently supports openSUSE
"But the move is in line with the wishes of the openSUSE
community, will be properly funded, and does not represent any
fading of Novell's interest in the Linux version – or any
lack of involvement by Novell's prospective owner, Attachmate.
"That is the view of Jos Poortvliet, Jos Poortvliet, openSUSE
Community Manager at Novell, who contacted us to give some
background to the move, which he says dates back well before the
Attachmate deal was announced."