Summary: The focus Techrights is expected to have on Novell and SUSE issues will decrease, giving rise to patent matters
NOVELL is no longer a company, so we officially let it go about 2 months ago. We stopped researching the subject, at least for the most part (news tracking). But what about SUSE, which Microsoft is subsidising? It has been over a month since we last researched it deeply/properly and issues like patents are the burning issues which take precedence, also at the expense of Gates Foundation watching.
“As Microsoft is no longer the only company that which attacks Linux, e.g. with software patents, we also had to let it slide a bit.”Frankly, there is not much to track when it comes to SUSE anyway. Just like Novell, it is becoming just a remnant of history and blog posts from the OpenSUSE Web site are hardly about news. They now blog about software which they package, e.g. “openSUSE 12.1 was one of the first major Linux distributions to include the new programming language Go.”
If anyone is interested in tracking Novell and SUSE, please get in touch. Otherwise, due to lack of time for the most part, we’ll neglect those seminal issues (which were the central point of this site back in 2006). It is hard to let go sometimes, but it is essential for our improved focus. As Microsoft is no longer the only company that which attacks Linux, e.g. with software patents, we also had to let it slide a bit. █