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.”