Free the Connector

Brooks, Jason
January 2004
eWeek;1/5/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p44
With the acquisition of Suse Inc. and Ximian Inc., Novell Inc. has made a serious investment in the idea that a software company can make money without exclusively owning the code it sells. Novell now leads a number of important open-source projects, but its approach to licensing the proprietary software it controls will be the true test of the company's commitment to its new path. Here's a recommendation for getting things off to a good start, Novell should set the Ximian Connector free. The Connector is a good piece of software, but there has always been plenty of room for improvement.


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