Novell announced today that they were looking to acquire PlateSpin, a Canadian company that makes software to manage virtualized servers.
I guess Novell is taking the land-grab path to get something in the virtual space but I can't see how the acquisition of SiteScape makes any sense. For that matter, PlateSpin may work in theory but regardless of what Ron Hovsepian thinks, this doesn't present a clear strategy.
At this point, what is Novell? It's clearly not an open source company.
Neither of the recent Novell acquisitions:
-Have a large volume of customers
-Are open source
-Have complimentary architectures (I think they are both Java but not sure)
When the Novell team asks why we always pick on the company during the Open Season podcasts, I wonder if they read their own news.