A couple of weeks ago, the wild idea of Microsoft acquiring Novell was discussed, with reference to similar speculations. SUSE-IRC.org has an interesting new item. Now, bear in mind that the following does not come from a reputed (or idetifiable) source. We will quote it nonetheless.
An internal memo leaked by an anonymous (and unhappy) management level worker at Novell shows an already ongoing plan whereby Microsoft will acquire Novell, by a stock transfer operation to take place in the next few months. Both companies have their legal teams working on the technicalities.
Nothing more needs to be said at the time because it’s probably just a rumour, even an outright lie. No need for premature hypothetical thoughts…
Note: mind the date (in Europe).