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03.15.08

Now Confirmed: SUSE’s Evangelist Left Because of Secrecy Around the Microsoft Deal

Posted in Marketing, Microsoft, Novell, OpenSUSE at 1:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

It was a shame to see Ted Haeger, whom I consider[ed] a friend, leave the company. At the time of his departure he said nothing about the reason, but I have just spotted this new comment from him.

Martin:
Did you know that I left Novell 11 months ago? I’m not part of the “Novell marketing people” that you seem to think I am. I parted ways with Novell for the very same reasons that you cite about the MS agreement–not its evilness, but the careless disregard for the people that the company never bothered to consult (including me). So, you’re mostly spot on in your point, but I’d sure appreciate not being cited as one of the idiots who wrecklessly sullies openSUSE’s good name.
Thanks,
Ted

What might Francis say? How would Zonker feel?

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