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Novell: Community Wants OpenSUSE Foundation

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Open source commentators were suspicious when news emerged that openSUSE will move to an independent foundation, during the acquisition of Novell, which currently supports openSUSE development.

But the move is in line with the wishes of the openSUSE community, will be properly funded, and does not represent any fading of Novell’s interest in the Linux version – or any lack of involvement by Novell’s prospective owner, Attachmate.

That is the view of Jos Poortvliet, Jos Poortvliet, openSUSE Community Manager at Novell, who contacted us to give some background to the move, which he says dates back well before the Attachmate deal was announced.

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