Where next for SUSE?

SUSE announced that it had once again become an “independent company” and the largest open source one in the world, at that, following the completion of its purchase by private equity firm EQT Partners from its old owner Micro Focus last week.

In the press announcement SUSE mentioned its newfound independence no less than 12 times, a pithy statement that strikes out at its former owners as well as the recent mammoth IBM-Red Hat deal, which, if it gets approved, will be the largest software acquisition ever.