The GNOME project at 15
Posted Aug 24, 2012 19:02 UTC (Fri) by markhb
Parent article: The GNOME project at 15
Some fascinating tidbits in that Ottawa Linux Symposium LWN article that Jon linked to:
- A mention of Liz Coolbaugh reporting for LWN; how many years has it been since she left?
- The announcement that Perl 6 would be a complete rewrite
- And this little piece...
CO may be purchased by Caldera, reports this ZDNet article. This is reminiscent of some predictions that one of the post-IPO Linux companies would pick up SGI. SCO has been around for almost twenty years and has a long track record. Now it might be purchased by a veritable "upstart". Nonetheless, this looks like a potential good match. SCO's emphasis on reseller channels matches Caldera's long-term philosophy and their support services would put Caldera on a much better footing in competition with Red Hat, particularly in the international markets.
Meanwhile, the rumored price, $70 million in stock, seems incredibly small given the prices for small Linux startups only a few months ago.
Amazing how time flies....
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