Summary: Antitrust updates (Novell vs. Microsoft) and a look at SUSE 5.5 years after the Microsoft deal (a lesson to Canonical)
Here’s the transcript of day 4 of the trial in Novell v. Microsoft, as text, making it Friday, October 20, 2011. The day opens abruptly, with the judge, the Hon. J. Frederick Motz, telling the lawyers, before the jury arrives, that he’s angry with Microsoft. Novell had filed two motions for a jury instruction to deal with some things Microsoft improperly said in its opening statement, statements that violated what the judge had allowed it to say. Microsoft’s opening statement was given by David Tulchin, who gets an earful.
There is more here (it’s a bit old). For those who notice that OpenSUSE is suffering delays amid work on the next release it ought to become more apparent that Microsoft deals just never pay off the in the long term. SUSE has descended to obscurity. Canonical should watch out. █