With regulators giving the green light to the $2.2 billion deal, Novell will operate as two separate businesses--Novell and Suse--alongside the Attachmate and NetIQ brands.
Shareholders of Novell have voted in favor of Attachmate's $2.2 billion offer to acquire the company.
Novell cedes its independence after years of struggle to find a new direction. A Microsoft-led group buying 882 Novell patents throws in nearly a quarter of the purchase price.
Novell says it will retain its hard-won copyrights to Unix, though the question of how that plays into Novell's acquisition by Attachmate is still up in the air.
Support for Ice Cream Sandwich and Android tablets arrives in the latest version of the start-up's developer tools.
A German antitrust investigation into the purchase of Novell patents ends, after the buyers withdraw their application.
Details on the technology consortium being handed 882 of Novell's patents as part of its acquisition have reportedly been unearthed in a merger filing.
As Novell splits in two, VMware is seeking to snag its Suse operating system unit. If so, it would be much to the chagrin of Novell partner Microsoft.
A consortium comprised of Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC agrees to open-source licensing for some Novell patents to appease trustbusters.
Open Software Initiative and Free Software Foundation ask Justice Department and German Federal Cartel Office to look into the sale of Novell's 800-plus patents to Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC.