[lug] Interesting news
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.
We're in the same boat. I've started looking at Debian over SuSE for
the above reasons.
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