"Q: What was your reaction when you heard that Novell
plans to buy SuSE?
"A: It's ironic, because Novell had everything when we were
there. They could have owned Linux, and they could have pushed
(Windows) NT right off the map. But it just wasn't the right
"I'm pretty excited. Novell has to have a platform, and NetWare
isn't it. It's out of gas. It's a has-been. They've done some good
application infrastructure, but they need Linux, and Linux needs
them. They'll come in and provide some stability and strength
there. With SCO causing problems and creating such an unstable
environment there, frankly, this has been such a good thing..."