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07.31.09

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to Dump Novell

Posted in Australia, Novell at 8:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

True blue Aussie

Summary: The ACCC is decommissioning Novell

NOVELL relies heavily on its legacy systems (for profit and network effect), so in order for a boycott of Novell to be effective, more stories like this one will be required.

The ACCC currently has approximately 790 users with 888,000 documents in the TRIM repository, and over 4,600,000 MS Office documents on Novell file and print servers located in ACCC branches around the country. The national centres of operations are located in Canberra and Melbourne offices and there are smaller ACCC offices in each capital city and Townsville.

Once the migration to a centralised EDRMS is completed, it is envisaged that Novell will be completely decommissioned.

Being the “Competition and Consumer Commission”, under better circumstances it should decommission Novell Inc. too, not just Novell products. Novell’s racket with Microsoft is harmful to competition and consumers.

“That’s extortion and we should call it what it is. To say, as Ballmer did, that there is undisclosed balance sheet liability, that’s just extortion and we should refuse to get drawn into that game.”

Mark Shuttleworth

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2 Comments

  1. JohnD said,

    July 31, 2009 at 8:32 am

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    So you’re applauding a move that puts an organization firmly in the grip of M$.
    If you read the end of the article, it states they were looking for a system that integrates with M$ products Office/Outlook/Exchange.
    No one is allowed to use Mono because it supports M$ and “pollutes” FOSS, but here you are “jumping for joy” that Novell lost a customer – to a Windows based system. So based on this post it seems your method of boycott will increase the number of M$ shops, not Linux shops.

  2. zatoichi said,

    July 31, 2009 at 8:56 am

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    I wouldn’t expect too much in the way of consistency here, John: it’s all about the hatred.

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