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HP, Novell sign new open-source agreement

Novell will supply hardware maker with new Linux package.

Hewlett-Packard penned a new open-source agreement with Novell to offer a Linux package on HP servers. The package includes integrated open-source solutions, technical software and proactive service options that are certified on HP ProLiant servers and BladeSystem technologies, HP said in a statement.

By obtaining the Enterprise Linux 8-License Value Pack, HP becomes the only major hardware vendor to offer the Linux license package for one, two or four-process servers. The offering will lower the cost per central processing unit, the company said.