11.28.06

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Intersection Between SCO and the Novell Deal

Posted in Courtroom, Deals, Microsoft, Novell, SCO at 3:51 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Paul Murphy from ZDNet speculates that one mysterious part of the deal, namely distribution of SUSE by Microsoft, will actually work to Microsoft’s advantage.

Strategically this is pre-positioning for a strike at IBM in anticipation of an SCO settlement, but it’s also something else: a case of winning with the right hand, while winning with the left too.

I will let you judge this for yourselves.

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3 Comments

  1. warninglabelgenerator said,

    November 28, 2006 at 7:40 pm

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    The mess is compounding… daily!
    Now Novell are dropping support for Hula.

    “On the Hula general mailing list today, it was announced that Novell is no longer providing full-time developers to Hula. While the project will continue, it appears that Novell is not committed to developing a viable open-source alternative to MS Exchange. The Hula project was announced in February 2005 with much fanfare.”
    http://digg.com/software/Novell_Dumps_the_Hula_Project

  2. warninglabelgenerator said,

    November 28, 2006 at 8:12 pm

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    Ooops…
    I forget the warning label:

    http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/8375/warninglabelit8.jpg

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 29, 2006 at 3:33 am

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I have just seen that in UseNet and in Slashdot, so I’ll post that as a new item (pointer).

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