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Novell: Community Wants OpenSUSE Foundation

eWeek Europe - The openSUSE Linux version is going to a foundation because users demanded it, says Novell’s community manager Jos Poortvliet

He explained how SUSE Linux has been hosted and primarily supported by Novell since it acquired SuSE Linux AG way back in 2003. “Novell had been developing openSUSE but could not contribute to it, and then after a while Novell decided to work with the community,” explained Poortvliet.

“Novell has been opening it up, so that anyone in the openSUSE community can contribute what they want. It is an open process, and every two years Novell takes openSUSE and builds their commercial products,” he said. These products include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)