[sclug] Open Letter to the Community from Novell

Patrick patrick at kirks.net
Wed Nov 22 10:42:58 UTC 2006

pieter Claassen wrote:
[gratuitous snippage]
> As to what Novell should do to make money? I really think that they should ask 
> their highly paid board to come up with this answer, but my 2c is: Their 
> investment and contribution to the OSS world (Ximian, Suse etc.) will make 
> them indispensable to clients who need support from those who know.  Yes, 
> Pieter

I agree with every word Pieter.  But still to me, none of this makes 
sense for Novell.


Their return on an investment of $2 billion is less than 1%.  Thats a 
lot of money to put into a support business.  The rational course would 
be to close the firm and put the money on a savings account.

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