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"Novell just created an interim Board for OpenSuSE - a good thing. It has a majority of Novell employees on it, something I have advised Sun against every time we've done this."

<p> I think there is a BIG difference b/t Sun's model and the Novell model (the latter is indeed more common). </p>

<p> In Sun's model, the board members were elected by a (very small) group of people that most of us have no idea who the heck they are. This model, though it ostensibly employed an election process, it, as far as those us who deeply care about the long-term health of Solaris are concerned, actually made a mockery of the democratic process, created a cloud of whether the right people are running the show, and, consequently and unfortunately, caused us to re-evaluate our positions on Solaris. </p>

<p>With the Novell model, we at least know who will be ultimately responsible (i.e., Novell, or more specifically, Novell's executives). With the Sun model, I am afraid, as the OGB's initial hostility and its recent (I would say, stupid) outrage against the Indiana project illustrated, it created an impression of allowing certain Sun's current and/or former employee(s) to stage a mutiny against Sun. It hardly instills any confidence.</p>

<p> Ultimately, Sun's model will be a better one. But Novell indicated that their model, where some of the board members will be made by appointment, will only be used in the initial stage. </p>

Posted by W. Wayne Liauh on November 11, 2007 at 05:30 PM PST #

Simon,
"Kindly review the latest openSUSE 10.3 GNU/Linux distribution software."
Reasoning, a critical FIRST distribution that identifies and functions correctly 'out-of-the-box' on genuine AMD and INTEL 'integrated chipset' hardware.
Note, obtained the openSUSE 10.3 'retail' software supplied on two (2) DVD disks that includes common use additional (a.k.a. proprietary vendor) ware.
As of this vendor's product release Redmond has a viable GLOBAL competitor for the GUI 'Desktop' computing environment using either GNOME or KDE.
UBUNTU/KBUNTU software is indeed good, this is GREAT software!
(Clearly superior to their previous 10.2 version software.)
FINALLY, GNU/Linux software for children and grandmothers everywhere!
Consider, the corporate reasoning behind Redmond's announcement of Windows XP 'lite' software for existing dated hardware within GLOBAL business facilities at this specific moment in time?
Works for me ...

Posted by William R. Walling on November 12, 2007 at 04:19 AM PST #

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