Novell to Acquire Data Center Management Leader PlateSpin

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| Novell today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
| PlateSpin Ltd. This acquisition will extend Novell's leadership position in
| the next-generation data center by providing the only solution to dynamically
| deliver business critical services across both physical and virtual
| infrastructures.
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http://www.novell.com/news/press/nov...der-platespin/


Related:

Novell's .Net moment

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| 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? *
|
| [...]
|
| Let's face it: there are still hordes of developers out there who love
| Microsoft and would probably prefer to create open-source projects
| around .Net instead of Java or the LAMP stack. Novell could orchestrate this
| since Microsoft appears to have a PR problem with doing so. *
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...bj=TheOpenRoad


All sides of the debate?

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| How many sides are there in the OOXML debate? What if all sides are Microsoft
| and Microsoft business partners?
|
| [...]
|
| Dough Mahugh (Microsoft) :
|
| Next week's XML 2007 conference in Boston features speakers from all
| sides of the document format debate, including a document interop session
| with Miguel de Icaza (Novell) and Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft) that I
| expect will offer a lively discussion around Open XML, ODF, and XML-based
| interoperability in general.
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http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-29108...-of-the-debate