Dave Rosenberg suggests that Novell's biggest opportunity may well be to take its affection for Microsoft to the next level and become the center of the .Net open-source universe. He may be on to something:The .NET approach is a chance for Novell to take an entire development framework that Red Hat has shown no interest in and dominate it. For the majority of the linux world, .NET is irrelevant. The Java guys who think some of the aspects of .NET are cool have no interest in running only on Windows.
Novell has struggled to compete in the open-source world. Combining with Microsoft hasn't helped. So why not, as Dave suggests, link up with Microsoft's .Net code to build an ecosystem around it that would complement Microsoft's own efforts to do so?
The problem, of course, is .Net.… Read more