MAR
29
2004

Nat, Miguel, FUD and other buzzwords

It's hard to see what's going on at Novell right now, and recent comments by Nat and Miguel aren't making things any clearer. They're claiming that they're not aware of any SuSE development using Qt other than YaST, ignoring all the SuSE sponsored KDE development (including new hires such as the developer of the KDE-OpenOffice GUI glue). Nat says he's 'Novell/SuSE Desktop Lead' hmm. I wonder could that be 'Novell/SuSE Ximian Desktop Lead' perhaps - after all he said he was VP of Novell Desktop Services a few months ago, missing out the crucial word Ximian which indicated the limitation of his scope.




Unfortunately Nat and Miguel don't seem concerned about confining what they say to the declared policy of the company they work for, perhaps they know something we don't, perhaps they just wish it was true?




If any of the Novell guys attending the Linux Expo UK would like to explain what on earth they're doing I would be most happy to listen, either as a UK KDE Representative, an editor of the Dot or a user and developer of KDE.

Comments

Try reading it again. A Novell spokesperson was contacted to confirm Nat's position and Novell's position on Qt/GTK. Trust me, Nat and Miguel are not lying about what's going on in Novell. You'll see how this plays out in a few months when more announcements are made public.


By jamin at Wed, 03/31/2004 - 20:15

Try reading it again. A Novell spokesperson was contacted to confirm Nat’s position and Novell’s position on Qt/GTK. Trust me, Nat and Miguel are not lying about what’s going on in Novell. You’ll see how this plays out in a few months.

Doesn't mean anything. Nat has been a part of articles and announcemenmts like this in the past. "Sources close to Novell said that Ximian Desktop would be tightly stitched with Suse 9.0"...and so on and so forth. Nat Friedman has a track record of this sort of thing unfortunately, to the point where no one now believes anything he comes out with.

You’ll see how this plays out in a few months when more announcements are made public.

Announcements when they come from Nat and Miguel mean absolutely nothing.


By segedunum at Wed, 03/31/2004 - 21:53

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