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Found this through the link you supplied, didn't know Novell was on the rocky
Novell will be asset stripped
If Elliott gets its way
By Edward Berridge
Fri Mar 12 2010, 11:21
SOURCES AT the investment fund Elliot have confirmed that if it is successful
in its bid to take over Novell, the outfit will be asset stripped.
Its Netware networking-software unit will be flogged and the company will look
for a buyer for its SUSE Linux operation.
I wasn't keeping up with the Novell affair and didn't know they were on the
"auction block" again. What I find odd is that Sun is being bought out by
Oracle, which could spell the death knell to OpenOffice and related competitor
StarOffice, about the only practical competition to Microsoft Office.
Although I know that there are those who would like to see Novell go away, I
dislike it when another Linux distro which had considerable potential dies.
IMHO, doesn't it seem that certain worldwide factions would rather that
alternatives to the incumbent monopoly would die, because it grates against the
The greatest loser is the consumer, because we have those who would rather ***
the consumer, squeezing every penny, dime, farthing, etc. they can. It is not
about free and open competition, products gaining market acceptance because of
OpenOffice is a full featured and worthy product, as seen by the many downloads
(over 100,000,000 last September).
Back to Novell, perhaps it could be considered another victim of embrace,
extend, extinguish by buyout? Nonetheless, perhaps food for discussion.