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Re: [opensuse] Now That Novell is seling the Linux Division...
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:25:13 -0700
  • Message-id: <201009210125.13979.jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 01:17:23 am C wrote:
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:03, Basil Chupin wrote:
You are assuming that openSUSE (or even SLE) is worth a "substantial
chunk of money" aren't you?

And what if it isn't?

Then what?

I've worked in the corporate world long enough to know that:
- they don't split off parts of the business to sell separately if
there is no value to them
- big companies don't look to buy bits that are of no value (those
bits get packaged into investment group purchases or are included in
the overall sale)

openSUSE has been named as the bit that is being split off and sold

So based on that... I concluded that openSUSE has at least some
measurable value to the company that is purchasing that business unit.
That measurable value translates into money at some point.

Could I be wrong? Certainly. I have no insider info on this. Just
going by experience.


Are you sure its not SLED/SLES that has a value?
Reports I have read indicate SLES is turning the corner to profitability, but
that says nothing about opensuse.

Opensuse seems nothing but a drain on Novell, soaking up cash and returning
only testing services.

Can the buildservice be monitized? (Is it already)??

A computer without Microsoft is like a chocolate cake without mustard.
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