eWeek: Give Novell a Break

“I just read the Open Letter to the Community from Novell’s
probably rather flummoxed CEO Ron Hovsepian, and if you’re someone
who’s been wringing your hands over the collaboration and patents
pact that Novell and Microsoft announced recently, you should read
it too.

“I sort of blew off the deal when I first read about it, because
I tend to assume that big historic deals that don’t include some
sort of acquisition aren’t going to make much of a difference
beyond the tech headlines of the day. However, a lot of people are
taking the deal much more seriously, and around the Internet’s
forum, blog, mailing list and IRC water coolers, open source fans
seem to be nominating Novell to be the new SCO…”

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