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LWN.net: An Apology from Novell's CEO

Apr 19, 2003, 02:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Messman)

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"The following message comes from Jack Messman, the CEO of Novell, who clearly regrets some remarks he made about Linux. It is not uncommon for companies to encounter a bit of turbulence when they first try to engage the free software community. Novell deserves the benefit of the doubt at this point; let's see where they go from here.

"Let me clarify some of the comments I've made around Novell's move to put NetWare services on the Linux kernel; and let me apologize for my choice of words in the phrase 'immature operating system.' Clearly Novell wouldn't be taking this bold step if we didn't feel Linux was a solid operating system with tremendous momentum in the marketplace. In fact, we believe Linux is quite stable and scalable. If we didn't, we would not commit to using it with our NetWare 7.0 release..."

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