"Some Novell developers, who were also contributors to the
OpenSUSE project, were laid off by the company. This has caused
some other contriburors to apparently ask the OpenSUSE board about
the future of the project.
"In response to these queries, board members Pascal Bleser and
Bryen Yunashko have made a joint statement and posted it to the
opensuse-project mailing list.
"Unfortunately, it is a truism that when people in any
organisation or project feel the necessity to make statements of
this nature, then the actual situation is much worse than is made
out. But whether this holds good for OpenSUSE will be revealed only
in the fullness of time.
"Bleser and Yunashko have sought to emphasise the community
nature of the project; they also state that they are convinced that
Novell is still committed to OpenSUSE."