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eWeek: Novell plans massive layoffs

Sep 01, 2000, 13:56 (7 Talkback[s])
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"...Another way to spur eDirectory deployment is to turn the software over to the open-source community. A subject of internal debate for more than a year, Novell has yet to hash out an open-source strategy that doesn't cannibalize revenue opportunities or eliminate the technological advantage Novell believes it has with eDirectory."

"We are continuing to have discussions on open source for eDirectory," said Ledbetter. "We're very intrigued by the possibility of making the client side open source. We're willing to do that, which is not quite the same as saying we're going to do it. Certainly some pieces of it will become parts of the open source as we move along."

"We're not ready to do that on the server side," he added.

"Nor does Novell plan to turn NetWare over to the open source community, where it may have a better chance of fending off Linux. Instead, it's evolving NetWare as a platform that Novell or its licensees can embed in network services applications."

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