Novell Chief: We Helped Microsoft be More Open

Q: Novell is keen to position itself as an ally of
Microsoft, despite the flak this attracts from some elements of the
open-source world. Why, in that case, are you continuing with your
antitrust lawsuit against the company for alleged anti-competitive
practices around WordPerfect [which Novell used to own before
selling it to Corel in 1996]?

“A: We have tried to resolve this through normal business
conversation, but we just viewed it from two different vantage
points and we both decided to continue on the path we were on,
which has unfortunately ended in litigation. But that is ok; that
is what that mechanism is there for, at the end of the day…”