OrangeCrate: Interview with Novell’s Bruce Lowry

OC Editor: Novell has made significant moves
in the Free and Open Source software market this past year. It
looks like 2004 will be a chance for Novell to join in with the
community and develop powerful solutions for the GNU/Linux
operating system. What do you see as the most important goal for
Novell to execute upon this year?

Bruce Lowry: ‘Novell has moved into the Linux
space with the stated goal of trying to remove barriers to the
enterprise adoption of Linux. We’re a 20-year enterprise software
player. That’s the space that we know. SuSE and Ximian give Novell
great Linux solutions that exist today. We are trying to marry our
enterprise expertise and experience with their Linux expertise.

“‘The biggest goal for Novell this year is making that objective
real by delivering compelling enterprise Linux offerings. That
clearly has a technology component–integrating the best pieces of
Novell, SuSE and Ximian technologies into services on Linux that
companies both want and need…'”


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