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Novell snaps up Linux company Ximian

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"Networking software maker Novell on Monday boosted its Linux portfolio with
the acquisition of Linux software maker Ximian for an undisclosed sum.
The purchase of Ximian's desktop Linux software will complement Novell's
efforts to sell tools for managing networks of Linux servers, the company
said. Novell plans to create a business unit called Novell Ximian Services.

Executives from the two companies said the union will help drive adoption of
the Linux operating system in corporations.

"We're extremely excited to join with Novell to pursue a shared vision of
leadership in a full range of integrated Linux desktop and server software
for the enterprise," Nat Friedman, Ximian co-founder and senior vice
president, said in a statement.

Novell pledged to continue fostering two high-profile open-source efforts
under the auspices of Boston-based Ximian, including the Gnome project for
creating a Linux desktop and the Mono project that will allow companies to
run Microsoft .Net applications on Linux. "
http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5059400.html?tag=fd_top
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I have mixed feelings about the acquistions. In some ways it
solidifies Novells postion as a Linux vendor. On the otherhand Novell
I wonder why Novell is throwing it's hand in with .NET.

In the long term I think .NET will eventually come back and bite
Novell. Microsoft will use it's .NET patents and try to collect fees
from Mono. Just remember that although Microsoft donated .NET
technoloogy now it holds IP rights to .NET.Hopefully Novell will
realize the danger of dealing with Microsoft and limit it's investment
in Mono .NET


"John" <so*****@msnnotamucho.com> wrote in message news:<3f***********************@news.xs4all.nl>...
"Networking software maker Novell on Monday boosted its Linux portfolio with
the acquisition of Linux software maker Ximian for an undisclosed sum.
The purchase of Ximian's desktop Linux software will complement Novell's
efforts to sell tools for managing networks of Linux servers, the company
said. Novell plans to create a business unit called Novell Ximian Services.

Executives from the two companies said the union will help drive adoption of
the Linux operating system in corporations.

"We're extremely excited to join with Novell to pursue a shared vision of
leadership in a full range of integrated Linux desktop and server software
for the enterprise," Nat Friedman, Ximian co-founder and senior vice
president, said in a statement.

Novell pledged to continue fostering two high-profile open-source efforts
under the auspices of Boston-based Ximian, including the Gnome project for
creating a Linux desktop and the Mono project that will allow companies to
run Microsoft .Net applications on Linux. "
http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5059400.html?tag=fd_top

Jul 19 '05 #2

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On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 15:51:49 -0700 Heinz Getzler wrote the following in an
attempt to be both witty and informative:
I have mixed feelings about the acquistions. In some ways it solidifies
Novells postion as a Linux vendor. On the otherhand Novell I wonder why
Novell is throwing it's hand in with .NET.

In the long term I think .NET will eventually come back and bite Novell.
Microsoft will use it's .NET patents and try to collect fees from Mono.
Just remember that although Microsoft donated .NET technoloogy now it
holds IP rights to .NET.Hopefully Novell will realize the danger of
dealing with Microsoft and limit it's investment in Mono .NET

<snip>

As I understand it, the Mono Project is seperate of Ximian and Ximian just
offers easy access to it. Am I wrong about this?
--
Joseph A Nagy Jr
http://joseph-a-nagy-jr.homelinux.org
http://mc-luug.homelinux.org
http://jan-jr-ent.homelinux.org

Jul 19 '05 #3

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"Joseph A Nagy Jr" <jo**************@charter.net> wrote in message news:<pa****************************@charter.net>. ..
On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 15:51:49 -0700 Heinz Getzler wrote the following in an
attempt to be both witty and informative:
I have mixed feelings about the acquistions. In some ways it solidifies
Novells postion as a Linux vendor. On the otherhand Novell I wonder why
Novell is throwing it's hand in with .NET.

In the long term I think .NET will eventually come back and bite Novell.
Microsoft will use it's .NET patents and try to collect fees from Mono.
Just remember that although Microsoft donated .NET technoloogy now it
holds IP rights to .NET.Hopefully Novell will realize the danger of
dealing with Microsoft and limit it's investment in Mono .NET

<snip>

As I understand it, the Mono Project is seperate of Ximian and Ximian just
offers easy access to it. Am I wrong about this?


Ximian is the company who is sponsoring the project and devoting
resources to Mono .NET. I am not sure if Ximian has any ip rights to
it, but I doubt it.
Jul 19 '05 #4

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begin In <3f***********************@news.xs4all.nl>, on 08/04/2003
at 06:08 PM, "John" <so*****@msnnotamucho.com> said:
Novell pledged to continue fostering two high-profile open-source
efforts under the auspices of Boston-based Ximian, including the
Gnome project for creating a Linux desktop and the Mono


I didn't pay attention at the time Ximian started kissing micro$qui$h,
but "Mono" is a common abbreviation for Mononucleosis.

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