From Novell to Microsoft (With Love): How Microsoft Uses SUSE/Novell to Infiltrate Linux Development
Summary: Microsoft agents and staff paid indirectly by Microsoft are doing to Linux whatever Microsoft wants
RYAN from our IRC channels showed us that amid Microsoft's conditional payments to SUSE (buying/bribing) KY Srinivasan moves from Novell to Microsoft, based on his current E-mail address. Also involved in his work for Microsoft (integrating proprietary Microsoft software with Linux) are other Novell employees or former SUSE/Novell employees, such as James Bottomley, Greg K-H, and Olaf Hering (current staff).
The second milestone of OpenSUSE 12.2 is here, but based on coverage about it there is nothing great about it and it looks rather dreary. Those who don’t wish to help Microsoft should steer away from SUSE. Whatever makes SUSE stronger makes Microsoft stronger, too. █