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Linux backer jumps ship

Microsoft hires the SuSE Linux salesman who got Munich to go open source instead of sticking with Windows. Also: Novell argues that open-source software will force Microsoft to innovate.

Microsoft hires the SuSE Linux salesman who got Munich to go open source instead of sticking with Windows. Also: Novell argues that open-source software will force Microsoft to innovate.

Microsoft hires key rival from SuSE Linux

The software behemoth hires one of its worst enemies, the Linux salesman whose efforts led the city of Munich to adopt open-source software instead of Microsoft's products.
April 20, 2002

Novell touts Linux as force for innovation

Open-source software will provide a competitive kick in the pants--rather than a fatal stroke--to makers of proprietary applications, according to a Novell executive.
April 20, 2002

Lindows opens door for IPO

update A week after rechristening its namesake software, the embattled company registers with the SEC for an initial public offering of up to $57.5 million in common stock.
April 20, 2002

Start-up launches Linux legal protection

Open Source Risk Management plans to begin selling Linux users protection against copyright infringement claims such as those levied by the SCO Group.
April 18, 2002