Monday, 04 August, 2003
Novell Purchases Ximian
My morning scan of Slashdot today produced an interesting tidbit: Novell has purchased Ximian. Yes, the company behind the Mono project and many of the recent innovations in the GNOME project is now a division of Novell, a company whose business strategy over the past 15 years or so can be summed up as: "Buy Microsoft's competitors and run them into the ground."
Say goodbye to Mono and GNOME. They'll be around, sure, but what you see today is what you'll get in 5 years. What I want to know is how Microsoft has gotten away with secretly funding Novell all these years