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NewsFactor: Can Open Source Still Save Novell?

Dec 11, 2005, 05:00 (7 Talkback[s])


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"Industry observers will be looking for signs of whether the company's big bet on Linux is starting to pay off. So far Novell has had little to show even though the Linux market is booming. Industry watchers say Novell needs to more forcefully pull away from its proprietary software roots to win overopen source supporters.

"'I can't find any other companies that have ... leveraged an open source and proprietary model and been successful at making money at it,' says John Enck, a vice president and research director at Gartner..."

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