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Has Open-Xchange Given Up on Novell?

A few weeks ago we mentioned Open-Xchange, which was flirting with Novell again. This came after Novell seemingly betrayed them, along with the rest of the Linux world (follow the links for context). Yesterday I noticed that Open-Xchange had chosen Ubuntu Linux as its platform, not SUSE. There is finally a little more information about this:

Second, and extremely interesting to me, Express Edition runs on Ubuntu. Why does this matter? Well, for one thing it shows Ubuntu's stablity and performance. But on an even more interesting note, take a look at Open-Xchange's management team, and in particular its CTO, Jürgen Geck. You might remember that he was the CTO at Suse....Or check out Open-Xchange's co-founder and EVP of engineering, Martin Kauss. Yep, he was a Suse guy before, too. The list goes on....


Let this inspire you. I am aware of at least two people who explicitly attributed their digital departure from Novell to information posted in this Web site.

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