JA: I get on with Novell fine. I work with the Samba people who
are still working on Samba at Novell to create patches and we get
on pretty well.
LXF: Do you ever have to pretend that the Novell/Microsoft
covenant deal didn't happen?
JA: What interests me is the future; how the Linux distribution
world will look in the next five years. It still feels really
fragmented. The OpenSUSE release is really good. I wonder if signs
of the patent agreements are quietening down -- you don't hear so
much about it.