Monday, 04 August, 2003

Novell Purchases Ximian

My morning scan of Slashdot today produced an interesting tidbitNovell 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