First, I want to thank everyone who has contacted me this morning (20101122) to pass along the news of the Novell acquisition. It was nice hearing from you all again! Especially those that I hadn’t heard from in a while.
But the growing volume of messages and other communications is getting a bit much to respond to everyone in reasonable time, so I decided to put a quick note up on this blog to let you know that:
- We are aware of the change, and…
- My co-workers and I are working hard to find out as much information as possible, in order to come to a better understanding of how we — and our loyal customers — will be affected by the changes.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. In the meantime, we march forward as we always have! Additionally, here’s a link to the public release:
…and the SEC filing…
…and this important note from Attachmate about Opensuse:
– Jeremy (and the Cavalier Professional Services Group)
UPDATE 20101124: Novell keeps the Unix patents. You have no idea how funny I think this is, after 2 days of bloggers and tweeters going nuts across the InterTubes… Here, see this statement:
UPDATE 20101216: Attachmate announces their commitment to the Novell and Suse products:
UPDATE 20101217: I love theVARguy.com… probably the best analysis (and I think the most correct, since it matches my interpretation… 😉 ) yet about the whole situation:
…and that sound you heard, was Brainshare hitting the floor: