[svlug] Novell to buy SuSE

Ian Kluft ikluft at thunder.sbay.org
Tue Nov 4 12:34:23 PST 2003


>From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself at ix.netcom.com>
>$50m sweetner from IBM, $210m valuation for SuSE.
>
>http://www.novell.com/news/press/archive/2003/11/pr03069.html
>
>    Press Release
>    Novell Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading Enterprise Linux
>    Technology Company SUSE LINUX

I hope they handle this better than their purchase of Unix Systems Labs
in the early 90's.  Their inaction after buying Unix stifled it and
helped give MS a foothold in the server arena against Unix.

And whatever you do, don't sell it to SCO again...




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