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Novell Chief: We Helped Microsoft be More Open

Mar 20, 2008, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Donoghue)

"Q: Novell is keen to position itself as an ally of Microsoft, despite the flak this attracts from some elements of the open-source world. Why, in that case, are you continuing with your antitrust lawsuit against the company for alleged anti-competitive practices around WordPerfect [which Novell used to own before selling it to Corel in 1996]?

"A: We have tried to resolve this through normal business conversation, but we just viewed it from two different vantage points and we both decided to continue on the path we were on, which has unfortunately ended in litigation. But that is ok; that is what that mechanism is there for, at the end of the day..."

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