"Novell Vice Chairman Chris Stone stumped for the viability of
an open-source business model to kick off the Open Source Business
Conference Tuesday, emphasizing a theme that will likely be
repeated at Novell's BrainShare next week.
"Stone defended Novell's choice to support Linux by investing
over $250 million to buy Linux vendors Ximian and SUSE Linux. He
said the move was not intended to replace Novell's longstanding
investment in the NetWare operating system, but rather complement
"'We still support NetWare; we still sell it,' he said during
his talk at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. 'Linux
is complementary to NetWare because it gives customers [a]
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