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11.22.06

Novell Admits Being Selfish?

Posted in Deals, Finance at 5:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Slip of one’s mouth or true admission of egocentricity?

John Dragoon, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Novell, based in Provo, Utah, told eWEEK in an interview following the release of the open letter that when a customer is making a decision whether or not to deploy in certain environments and there are impediments to that deployment, whether real or imagined, “It is in Novell’s interest – selfish interest, I will admit – to advance-remove whatever those inhibitors be to the advancement of Linux and open source.”

Companies are entitled to pursue their own interests, but spitting at the community that voluntarily put the foundations is simply unacceptable.

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  1. Billig Strom Vergleich said,

    October 1, 2007 at 11:55 am

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    Interesting to read this article. It’s interesting to get observations from someone else’s point of view.

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