Novell will (continue to) support KDE after all

Scott Elcomb psema4-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Wed Nov 16 00:18:28 UTC 2005

On 11/15/05, William Park <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 05:38:53PM -0500, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> > William Park wrote:
> > What was probably more interesting was the internal politics inside
> > Novell of choosing which one; the ex-Ximian people (knee-deep into
> > GNOME) fought with the ex-SuSE people (big KDE fans) while the original
> > Novellers just sat back and waited to see who was left standing.
> Actually, that's what Microsoft does.  Microsoft simply buys out the
> winners.

Lol. Isn't that the truth.   :-)

> > If this was a PR exercise it wasn't a good one. Having to backtrack on
> > what was originally (touted as) a definitive strategic decision is not
> > usually good publicity, as it suggests that Novell misjudged the market
> > the first time.
> Yeah, that's was a bit odd.  Could it be that Novell has no "strategy",
> and is simply trying this and that?  :-)

Everything is a learning experience (trial-and-error), not just for
people, but for "virtual entities" like business too.

Strategy is about minimizing the "misses" in a hit-and-miss environment.

Scott Elcomb
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