The CEO of MuleSource has posted an interesting quick reaction to yesterday’s Novell acquisition. It’s an assessment with which we agree entirely. Just like the other recent acquisition, this latest one illustrates that Novell is simply not the open source company it purports to be.
At this point, what is Novell? It’s clearly not an open source company.
Neither of the recent Novell acquisitions:
-Have a large volume of customers
-Are open source
-Have complimentary architectures (I think they are both Java but not sure)
In some previous analysis from Matt (Asay) and Dave it was argued that Novell might as well just swallow the Mono/.NET universe and serve as a Microsoft subsidiary in that area. It already seems like it anyway. People tend to forget that Mono is Novell. █