Too much pessimism
Posted Nov 3, 2006 16:43 UTC (Fri) by josh_stern
Parent article: Various responses to Microsoft/Novell
First of all, there isn't enough info in the annoucements to say what significance this really has and everyone commenting should admit this up front. One key question is what, if any, special feature the SuSE distro will end up with as a result of this and the answer is that we don't know, so not much can be said.
That said, my take is that what this and the recent Oracle move are really about is large companies looking with envy at all the money IBM is making in services by leveraging their Linux connection. Oracle and Microsoft want in on that action and its future growth. That is basically a good thing for Linux.
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