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January 6, 2011
by sjvn01
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New OpenSUSE Foundation will still be dominated by Novell

One of the questions that has yet to be completely answered by Attachmate’s pending acquisition of Novell is what will happen to its associated community Linux, openSUSE. Some people in the open-source community, including my friends, Pamela Jones of Groklaw … Continue reading

December 27, 2010
by sjvn01
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2010’s Top Five Linux and Open-Source Stories

Sure, unlike me, you’re probably not reading this on a Linux desktop–Mint 10 for those who care about such things–but do you use Google, Facebook or Twitter? If so, you’re using Linux. That Android phone in your pocket? Linux. DVRs, … Continue reading

December 16, 2010
by sjvn01
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Novell’s patents bought by Microsoft, Apple, EMC, & Oracle

When CPTN Holdings appeared out of the blue to snap up Novell’s patent portfolio, the only thing anyone knew about them was that Microsoft was behind the group and that’s all Microsoft had to say about its Novell intellectual property … Continue reading

November 23, 2010
by sjvn01
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Who really bought Novell? Microsoft.

Who really bought Novell? Of course, I know that Attachmate is the company that’s on record as purchasing Novell for $2.2-billion, while Microsoft shelled out $450 million for some Novell intellectual property. But tell me, where did Attachmate get $2.2-billion? … Continue reading