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    Arrow Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    So now that Novell has been sold, and the dividiing lines are being drawn (SuSE, Novell, etc.) where does openSUSE (and these forums) fit into the picture? Is it going to be sponsored by the Novell branch or the SUSE branch? What about the forums?
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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    What got me thinking about this, is this article:
    Layoffs begin at Novell's Utah base
    Attachmate, fresh from completing the deal to acquire Novell, has begun a process of laying off staff from Novell's Provo, Utah, campus. According to reports, around 700 to 800 employees are being laid off. Jeff Hawn, CEO of Attachmate, said in a statement that "inevitably with these kinds of complex acquisitions there will be some workforce reductions. These changes will affect employees internationally, not just in Utah." Sources say the layoffs include several dozen US-based SUSE staff involved in product management, support and ISV collaboration.
    I think some of the forum staff is located there. I'm not sure if they are effected or not, or how this is all panning out.
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    Default Re : Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    Hi dragonbite,

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite View Post
    So now that Novell has been sold, and the dividiing lines are being drawn (SuSE, Novell, etc.) where does openSUSE (and these forums) fit into the picture? Is it going to be sponsored by the Novell branch or the SUSE branch? What about the forums?
    If I am referring to this interview : Attachmate reveals Novell, SUSE, & Linux Plans | ZDNet

    It is said that :

    SUSE sponsorship and participation in key open-source projects is a fundamental element of the business. This commitment is driven by a desire to contribute to and collaborate with the community in a way that fosters the success of open source technologies overall and creates the greatest value for our customers. The openSUSE project is a great example of vibrant and healthy collaboration. SUSE sponsorship and participation in projects like openSUSE creates great value for the community and also for SUSE customers who benefit from the innovations and advancements we create together.
    So I presume openSUSE fit in the SUSE branch and not on Novell branch anymore.

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    Default Re: Re : Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    Probably a good thing, at least in light of the layoffs in Utah.
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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    On 05/03/2011 09:36 PM, dragonbite wrote:
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    > Probably a good thing, at least in light of the layoffs in Utah.


    do we know anyone who got a pink slip?
    hope not, most i've contact with are 'good guys'..

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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    openSUSE definitely fits under the SUSE business unit umbrella. As you've seen before in Attachmate statements they (we) are committed to the openSUSE project. Support services will be a shared service between the 4 business units (Attachmate, Novell, SUSE, NetIQ) so I imagine there won't be significant change for the forums except that, perhaps, I can see moving all of the SUSE forums from NOVELL FORUMS and adding them here. I don't know...we're not that far down the road yet.
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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    Compare also the descriptions of the four divisions or companies on

    Our Companies: The Attachmate Group, Inc.

    (just guessing)

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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    On 05/04/2011 04:06 PM, kgroneman wrote:
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    > ..we're not that far down the road yet.


    for you, i know the road is uphill...but we are cheering you on!

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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    On Wed, 04 May 2011 08:29:53 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    > On 05/03/2011 09:36 PM, dragonbite wrote:
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    >> Probably a good thing, at least in light of the layoffs in Utah.

    >
    > do we know anyone who got a pink slip? hope not, most i've contact with
    > are 'good guys'..


    We do, the cuts were deep and hard, especially here in Utah. I was one
    of those who was laid off; my last day was today.

    The good news is the prospects look good, and I've already got some very
    good leads - I could be back to work in a few weeks' time and be doing
    some pretty exciting stuff.

    I have no plans currently to leave the openSUSE Forums, either - though I
    may well be a little less visible as I have a higher priority - that of
    paying the bills - that I need to take care of in the short term.

    But for now, *pizza*.

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    Default Re: Which division does openSUSE fall under?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Henderson
    On Wed, 04 May 2011 08:29:53 +0000, DenverD wrote:
    But for now, *pizza*.

    Jim
    Jim It's the 5th of May.... you need to be having Mexican food..not
    pizza


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