Novell will (continue to) support KDE after all

William Park opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at
Wed Nov 16 01:26:10 UTC 2005

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 07:18:28PM -0500, Scott Elcomb wrote:
> On 11/15/05, William Park <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 05:38:53PM -0500, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> > > 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.

True.  Novell could've said, "We don't have money to support 2 desktops,
so we're dropping one."  Instead, they hype it up as Novell's new
strategic decision from almighty IT think-tank.

I still don't understand why they sold WordPerfect.  They could've
ported that to Linux, and everybody would be talking about Novell's WP
instead of Sun's OO.  In fact, Novell could have owned GUI desktop on

Anyways, Novell's decision to concentrate on server market is good
thing.  I just wish they include small/medium business when they say

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