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TechCentral: Open, Closed: Novell’s ‘Mixed Source’ Software

“There’s open source software (OSS), there’s what Novell Inc
chief technology officer Alan Nugent calls ‘closed source’–meaning
proprietary–software, and then there’s Novell’s own ‘mixed-source’
software.

“Nugent was describing Novell’s own policy, one that he said
brought together the best of open source and Novell’s proprietary
software, and was periodically realigned so that the two
complemented each other as best as possible…”


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