"Novell, the network software giant, is taking a plunge into
open source. The company is putting the finishing touches on a new
open source license -- dubbed the Novell Cooperative License -- and
reportedly is close to receiving the approval of the open source
community, Wide Open News has learned. "Open source is very much
part of the future of software and Novell wants to participate in
this movement," said Novell CEO Eric Schmidt."
"Novell's open source efforts are sure to involve its NDS
directory, which will face stiff competition from Microsoft's
Active Directory when Windows 2000 is finally released. Novell
is not yet ready to say which pieces of its source code will be
opened. Still, the move appears to be the real thing."