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02.20.09

SUSE Crisis Watch

Posted in GNU/Linux, Novell, OpenSUSE at 7:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

FURTHER TO this previous post, we find similar coverage. Here are some examples from today.

ITWire: Troubling times for OpenSUSE

The OpenSUSE project, a group that develops a Linux distribution that then feeds into Novell’s SUSE Linux, has been hit recently by the layoffs at Novell.

[...]

Another thing that Bleser and Yunashko have stated is that they look forward to having those who were laid off continue working with the project. It strikes one as a tad insensitive to expect people who are thrown out on the dustheap by a company to still retain interest in a project run by the same company, but maybe there is a greater spirit of altruism among these unfortunate souls than among the masses.

LinuxHaters: Just let it die, please

I don’t think Novell never really gave a shit about openSUSE. They just saw what Redhat did with Fedora, and openSUSE is just a poor “me too” attempt. You know, Linux is about community or something. So let’s just toss our POS distro over the wall, and see if some freetards pick it up. Because, like, that would be totally awesome. The community has infinite free resources, why don’t we harness some? It’s really easy. You just make a wiki page with really tiny fonts, stick an “open” in your name, and call it a day.

Subject: my letter to suse community

Dear Suse Community,
Please get out of there as soon as possible.
Thank you very much,
A Linux user.

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