[olug] Novell Plans to Open SuSE Linux Pro to Community
A-Wal at cox.net
Wed Aug 3 14:08:38 UTC 2005
Scott Jones wrote:
>On Wednesday 03 August 2005 07:53, Craig Wolf wrote:
>>Novell is opening SuSE Linux to community-based development, sources
>>say, with a model similar to Red Hat's recent move with Fedora.
>>hmm...What does this mean for us. This is making me nervous since I
>>was not fond of the way Red Hat did their thing...
>So far, this is just "according to sources close to the company". For all we
>know, this means they interviewed Ray Noorda at the nursing home. All the
>SuSE employees I've spoken to haven't said anything more than that there will
>be actual details, FAQs, etc. (as opposed to speculation) released next week.
I personally feel that open source development is an extremely valuable
resource. You can still have your proprietary company software that
makes you unique, but allowing a few hundred million people to review
your code and suggest improvements is one hell of a development cycle!
I feel that open source is the only reason Linux is able to overshadow
Windows like it does. No matter how many billions of dollars Microsoft
has, it can't compare to a global effort. Granted, we still need to get
companies to start developing on Linux like they do on Windows, but I
foresee a shift happening within the next five years toward a more Linux
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