On Monday 23 February 2009 23:29:37 Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier wrote:
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Martin Schlander
But you should always look inwards as well. If
there was some proper
official communication done, maybe reporters and community members
wouldn't have to speculate like crazy about what the hell is going on,
and go through a prolonged and extremely painful process of learning
about people we care about and enjoy working with have been fired -
slowly and painfully one name at a time for a period of weeks and weeks.
While I agree we could have communicated more effectively, I do want
to note a few things: Novell is a public company, and has some
restrictions on what it can say (and when). In part, poor
communication may be caused by an overabundance of caution -- rather
than a desire to withhold information or a lack of desire to inform
the community of what's going on.
Zonker, full agreement here.
Martin, and others: Sorry for being silent on this publically. If you have
specific questions, I'm willing to answer them as long as I don't violate
privacy or legal policies.
For now, let me just confirm that we're committed to the openSUSE project.
Despite the layoffs, Novell will continue to invest in openSUSE and make
together with the community a great project and distribution,
Andreas Jaeger, Director Platform / openSUSE, aj(a)suse.de
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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