"Forging its strongest ties yet with the open-source community,
Novell Inc. said Wednesday that Red Hat Inc. has adopted its NDS
eDirectory and DirXML to power the directory services
infrastructure of the leading Linux distributor's subscription
"Schmidt called Red Hat both a partner and a customer and said
the company brings to Novell a strong end-user presence in an area
where the networking vendor has been weak."
"In turn, Novell offers enterprise network expertise. The Red
Hat Network will deliver security patches and updates
"Linux and Novell will be tremendous for the computing
environment -- very, very exciting for the future in competition
with proprietary systems like Microsoft," Novell's biggest
competitor, said Clarence Mayo, associate principal engineer,
Sverdrup Technologies, Tallahoma, Tenn., He was one of the N+I
attendees and Linux enthusiasts who were excited by the
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