04.08.07

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Tribute to Novell’s Noorda, Who Never Trusted Microsoft

Posted in Novell, Videos at 2:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

For a moment, we beg you ignore our domain name which — as we explained before — should have only refected on protest against patent deals with Microsoft, not the company as a whole. Then, hopefully, this placement of the video should not be perceived as disrespectful.

As stated by journalists when Ray Noorda passed away (just shortly before Microsoft/Novell negotiation bore ‘fruit’), he never would have approved. In fact, it turns out that he supported Linux many years ago, whereas today’s Novell appears to be losing focus.

We previously embedded a video which features an interview with the previous CEO, Jack Messman, who did not negotiate with Microsoft. If Ray Noorda (or maybe even Jack Messman) was still around, none of this would have happened, surely not behind the community’s backs. Watching the video leaves you rather sad. It is saddening to see how a great company sold itself (and its community) to their aggressive rival.

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