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Re: [opensuse] Novell for sale.
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 12:23:06 -0800
  • Message-id: <4B92B9AA.8080500@xxxxxxxxx>
On 3/6/2010 11:57 AM, Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Sat, 06 Mar 2010 10:19:10 -0500, you wrote:

Maybe our friends in Germany will get it back....NOT a bad idea, eh?!

For what this offer means (including a description of the mechanics of
such a tender) see

Which IMO is the best info I found so far on this topic.


Yes a very good write up.

I fault it only for failing to put much emphasis on the possibility of
Elliott simply walking away as stealthily as it acquired its 8% share.

This happens quite frequently these days, they make a big noise, raise
the share price, make enough moves to satisfy the SEC that they really
did intend to acquire, and it wasn't just a ploy, and then simply slink
away after selling off their shares at a profit.

IBM cemented its claim to continued access to Suse when Novell took over
with the "gift" of 50 million, and I would expect them to be a far more
serious White Knight than Microsoft. Microsoft has to know that no one
would trust a Linux distro from them.

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