That is the big question. For now, nothing will happen of course, but in time, the question is what plans Attachmate has for SUSE and how that will influence openSUSE.
Note that to some degree openSUSE is separate from Novell - it is a community and the people there-in make their own choices. But as with Fedora and Ubuntu, most of the openSUSE infrastructure depends on the corporate sponsor which also owns the brand and employs many people working within the community. Of course the openSUSE foundation which is being discussed by the openSUSE Board and Novell will decrease that dependency greatly but it is still Work In Progress.
Anyway, anything we say now is pure speculation, so let's hold our horses and see what the plans are. Meanwhile, openSUSE just soldiers on, don't worry about that :D