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    Novell To be acquired by attachmate

    Looks like Novell is finally being sold. This kind of worries me a bit as it seems some assets are being sold to MS.

    Alongside this news, and maybe more significant, Novell also announced that it has entered into a ‘definitive agreement for the concurrent sale of certain intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings LLC, a consortium of technology companies organized by Microsoft Corporation’ for the princely sum of $450 million.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/n...by-attachmate/

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    Re: Novell To be acquired by attachmate

    Wow, that's nuts! And to think Novell had it all alittle over a decade ago.

    I guess just as with the Sun/Oracle fiasco we'll start seeing the Open Source projects maintained by Novell slashed to bits in the upcoming months.
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    is it 2.2 billion or 450 million?
    http://www.muktware.com/n/22/2010/508

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    Re: Novell To be acquired by attachmate

    Quote Originally Posted by Verbeck View Post
    is it 2.2 billion or 450 million?
    http://www.muktware.com/n/22/2010/508
    $450M is for intellectual property sold to the Consortium (which Microsoft is a part of and which is producing all the speculation)

    $2.2B is for everything else, which Attachmate is purchasing and running as 2 businesses; Novell and SUSE.
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    Bye bye OpenSUSE. I'll miss you, you introduced me to KDE 3.

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    Re: Novell To be acquired by attachmate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    $450M is for intellectual property sold to the Consortium (which Microsoft is a part of and which is producing all the speculation)

    $2.2B is for everything else, which Attachmate is purchasing and running as 2 businesses; Novell and SUSE.
    I am betting the MS is getting a lot of the Mono related IP. At least I hope this is the case and MS isn't getting the Unix IP Novell owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spice Weasel View Post
    Bye bye OpenSUSE. I'll miss you, you introduced me to KDE 3.
    OpenSUSE has been working at seperating themselves from Novell recently as part of this re-alignment and determining their target market. Since nothing will even get close to happening until Spring 2011, that gives them time to get read to at worst be dropped from any corporate support (kinda like what Debian is now).

    Mono will be going into Attachmate, not sure of their other technologies (SUSE Studio, openSUSE Build Service (OBS), etc.) or what the consortium is to be buying. I think once that comes clean then a lot of speculation will suddenly dissappear because the only reason why it's a "story" is because it has Microsoft's name associated with it.
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    Yup, nice knowing you Novell... you had a good run.

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    Re: Novell To be acquired by attachmate

    so who are these attachmate folks anyway?

    I gotta say, i'm a bit worried. whats next? redhat?

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    Re: Novell To be acquired by attachmate

    Quote Originally Posted by tweakedenigma View Post
    I am betting the MS is getting a lot of the Mono related IP.
    This statement makes no sense. The whole trolling around Mono was that Microsoft already owns patents on Mono.
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