Novell accused as being proprietary ?

Ted has hit again 🙂

novell SUSE In his latest post he talks on the subject of (Novell) accused as being proprietary. I want to avoid talking on the stupid comments he has let come in in his comment, the only thing is to admire his patience … I wouldn’t be so permissive!

Also there are some obvious points of Novell interest and contribution to the CODE that are facts, not opinions, and we can only thank them.

I want to comment on these words:

Say what you want about our marketing missing the mark …

Sure, from a NOVELL point of view you (not you Ted, the PRs at Novell) are doing extremely well.

What i find a little “disturbing” is that the most common acception on blogs, forums and specialized sites the Novell + SUSE + Open Source thing revolves ALL around SLED 10.

But openSUSE 10.1 is still on the market, it will be for the next 3 months (at least) before the 10.2 will come out. And it still has some major problems.

openSUSE People are still due to fight against and obsolescent packaging, in the meaning of a broken Zen installer and such right after installation. Since the bug it’s considerable a re-spin ISO set would be much welcome

Gnome 2.14/current seems to be leaved to live in openSUSE 10.2 alphas and i know no backport to 10.1 (on the contrary of what has happened on SUSE 10.0).

Also the hype around SLED 10 is hiding the other efforts made on the open sister distribution (and here i want to “slap” Vichar for paying to much attention to SLED and little to open in his last posts :-P).

I hope to have the time to recover quickly the thousand mail or so in the opensuse mailing list to catch on the latest news regarding the direction that are being taken (but reading the subject of various e-mail there seems that people have finally won to transform it to a support list, instead of a community commentary list on the state and the direction of the project openSUSE).

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One thought on “Novell accused as being proprietary ?”

  1. Should I be acting like Gandhi, receing one slap and then … or go the way I usually do … 🙂

    Well, the reason I have a lot on SLED/SLES is because I really do believe in these products, and being frank if I was to buy today a new note, I will go for one with SLED10.

    Ah, and regarding the SLES10, guess which server I am recommending the company to go with for our new project!

    But, openSUSE is of course what I prefer when it comes to using at home PC, and am already eagerly waiting for SUSE 10.2 (i know they wanna call it openSUSE distro, but I’ll call it SUSE, as openSUSE for me is more related to the coommunity and the project, rather than the distro itself).

    BTW, what you think about SimplyMepis … I think Mepis6 will be next OS on my older note, but if I will decide to go with newer note, it will be SUSE.

    Also, cause of lack of time, I barely get time to test and try doing something cool with suse 10.1, and hence you might have noticed that not much nice posts are coming up. And in coming months I will be even more busier.


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