"Do you remember when you opened your browser to get
the latest news on Nov 3rd 2006? I do. I just couldn't believed my
eyes when I learned that Novell had signed this deal with
Microsoft..... and if that's not enough, how about bad mouth
developers of FLOSS everywhere (the same guys who largely develop
the product Novell was trying to get money from) saying that if you
(we... I still do a little FLOSS development as personal side
projects) didn't want to get into trouble you better do your work
for free? Ain't that lovely? As a summary, it was a very deceptive
turn of events.
"I remember back then that someone from Red Hat made a comment
somewhere (it's not a press release, I think.... I checked on their
site for the press releases around the time) that they felt
comfortable with the move. That within a year Novell would have
been zapped into oblivion as each and everyone of the previous
partners Microsoft had gone to bed with had."