"The popularity of OpenOffice, the open source productivity
suite, will be key to the financial success of Novell, said company
president and CEO, Ron Hovsepian, who hopes to be a 'custodian'
between the open source community and the commercial world.
"OpenOffice is a direct competitor to Microsoft Office. 'The
financial holy grail is actually the office productivity
suiteâ€¦ when you look at structures of
companies there is a lot of profitability in those product sets
from the competition...'"