Novell & Open Source

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Tue Feb 15 21:45:07 MST 2005


If someone has a copy of suse you can pass it on for free.  What they do 
is offer it for sale and then a couple months latter they put it on 
their ftp so you can do an ftp install or download it for free from 
their site.

-Stephen

Barry Roberts wrote:

>On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:24:21AM -0700, Lars Rasmussen wrote:
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>>On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:20:04 -0700, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at gundy.org> wrote:
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>>>Novell is putting its code where its mouth is.  I'm really starting to
>>>like what I see.  For example:
>>>
>>>Novell Launches Open Source Collaboration Server Initiative
>>>http://www.novell.com/news/press/archive/2005/02/pr05014.html
>>>
>>>This will fill a big void it the open source world.
>>>
>>>Now if they could only ship a version of SuSE that had a current Gnome
>>>desktop and installed stuff in the right directories.
>>>      
>>>
>>& didn't overload the server when you ran the yast2 backup module as
>>superuser...
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>And a version I could give to friends/newbies.
>
>I really would like to support the home team, but most people I
>convince to try linux aren't ready to buy it, they want to try it
>first.  And since Fedora and Debian are ok with that, that's what I
>give people.
>
>But I guess that isn't the market Novell is going for.  Seemed to work
>well for RedHat, though.
>
>Barry Roberts
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