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12.15.10

SAP Uses SUSE to Compete Against Novell and Promote Proprietary Software

Posted in Novell, SLES/SLED at 6:49 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: SAP is competing with Vibe (formerly Pulse) on SLES 11, which only helps reduce freedom in businesses

“Novell Vibe OnPrem Now Available” and so is Novell Messenger 2.2.

For those who missed the memo, Vibe is the new name for Novell Pulse and it was mentioned this month in some articles about Google Wave, on which Vibe is based. Articles include:

i. Google Wave Finds New Life with Apache

ii. Google Wave accepted into Apache Incubator

Collaboration Software Races To Keep Up,” says CRN and CMSWire has a tour of the product, which AttachMSFT may or may not axe. From CRN:

And Novell — almost at the very time the Attachmate announcement was made — launched a beta version of a hosted or on-premise collaboration solution called Vibe, which shows significant promise. In this issue of CRNtech, we are offering this snapshot of collaboration solutions. It’s only a snapshot, really, because the landscape, functionality and features continue to come from developers at breakneck pace.

Is it not fascinating that SAP chose SUSE over Red Hat probably so that it can pay its BFF Microsoft for mythical patents and now it is fighting against Vibe with its own proprietary product? New articles on the subject include:

i. New Innovations in SAP(R) StreamWork(TM) Support Vision for On Premise, On Demand and On Device, Bringing More Choices to Busine

SAP StreamWork, enterprise edition, leverages proven Novell technology to bridge the gap between people’s demands for easy-to-use, quickly available software and access to enterprise information, and IT’s challenge in delivering enterprise data to cloud applications securely.

ii. SAP’s SaaS product StreamWork app now on Google Apps Marketplace (“The enterprise edition of StreamWork runs on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11,” it says)

iii. SAP StreamWork Eyes Enterprise After Google Wave Crash

iv. SAP Sends Second Wave Into Collaboration Market

v. SAP Taps Novell for StreamWork Collaboration Service

Google tried to lead the way with Wave. Novell followed Google and now we end up with proprietary software from a rather malicious company that lobbies for software patents in Europe.

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