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WideOpen: Novell Closes in on Open Source

Nov 25, 1999, 10:33 (2 Talkback[s])

"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."

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