[lug] Interesting news

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Thu Nov 6 13:56:38 MST 2003

On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 11:53, Gary Hodges wrote:
> Jeffrey Brown wrote:
> > Novell Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading Enterprise Linux
> > Technology Company SUSE LINUX
> Well, what the hell am I to think about this?  Here I am right on the 
> cusp of getting everyone in my group behind SuSE because of their good 
> distribution and business model that is well suited to our group.
> I'm just blindsided in a sense.  At the distribution meeting I wanted to 
> make sure SuSE was not going to change their business model.  Repeatedly 
> I was told that SuSE is a private company with no plans to go public. 
> Now there are public since Novell is a public company.  OK, I'm not 
> beating on anyone there because how could any of us have known about 
> this deal.  But man, am I going to get everyone in my group on board and 
> then in Jan 04 is there going to be an enterprise line?
> We are a small outfit.  We've gone from Red Hat to KRUD and are moving 
> to SuSE all in the span of about four months.  We just want something 
> that will be there, in a stable sense, for a long time.  Like I said, we 
> are a small group and this is all bugging us, and by us I mean me, and I 
> can only imagine what a large organization might be dealing with.
> Gary

We're in the same boat.  I've started looking at Debian over SuSE for
the above reasons.


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