Co-founder and former CEO Roland Dyroff will become a member of the supervisory board, the company said Friday.
The job cuts, affecting mostly nontechnical personnel, were spurred by slower spending in the computing industry, the company said. The management change was part of a shift in focus from technology matters to business matters.
Times are tough in the Linux market. Red Hat, the leading Linux company, achieved profitability--but with lowered revenue and $27.6 million in one-time charges. French Linux seller MandrakeSoft is trying its own initial public offering--but on an unregulated market. And VA Linux Systems is exiting the computer business to focus on software.
Other SuSE supervisory board members include executives from SGI and Compaq Computer.