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Re: [SLE] SuSE CTO and President Steps Down
  • From: Yvon VODOUNON <yvon.vodounon@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 23:04:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <3B8C0741.B73E336C@xxxxxxxxxx>
Completely agree with Martin.

I started buy my SuSE distro since 5.0 and I really believe that we have
to pay for their Job.
Today In my company, all our Oracle Database are on SuSE Linux, and we
always buy the distro.


Martin Webster a écrit :
> On Tuesday 28 August 2001 6:44 pm, Steven Hatfield wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > It appears that SuSE is in trouble.
> > Anyone from SuSE care to comment?
> It's true that SuSE has been downsizing over the past 12 months or so. But
> this is essentially a 10% reduction in administrative staff; I don't see
> Dyroff's departure is necessarily anything to do with their restructuring
> programme though.
> SuSE is arguably the World's most popular distribution today. However, SuSE
> has been more successful in the retail sector and is very popular as a
> workstation solution. For SuSE to maintain its success they need to make
> inroads in the corporate sector, i.e. enterprise computing. No doubt there
> will be new developments in the service area in the near future. That's why
> I'm not that surprised to see their finance director taking the helm.
> In general, I think that the Linux/Open Source community is going to see some
> change in the next twelve months (particularly with Apple MacOS X for the
> PPC). How long can companies continue providing free (i.e. no charge)
> software vis-a-vis free (i.e. at liberty) Linux distributions? I think the
> time has come for us to buy our favorite distro (or rather the media,
> handbook, and support that comes with it) to help secure its future.
> M
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