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July 30, 2004

Novell's Move to Open Source

David Patrick, from Novell, is talking about making open source software the mainstream at OSCON 2004, day 5.

This last year Novell discontinued it's license with Microsoft. 90% of the 6,000 employees are using OpenOffice. 2000 have changed to a Linux desktop, and remainder will be on Linux desktop by end of year. Novell is putting together a desktop installation which will be used in the organization.

Proprietary software companies continue to lose licenses and raise maintenance fees.


Posted by mike at July 30, 2004 10:40 AM