Sources Claim Novell Will Improve Mozilla and Other Parts of the Ximian Desktop

Tuesday November 25th, 2003

Vidar S. Ramdal writes: "InfoWorld has an article about companies looking into desktop Linux now that support options are getting better. InfoWorld quotes Novell 'sources' claiming that the company 'will more than double the number of engineers working on the Ximian Desktop and will focus on improving the Gnome desktop environment, the OpenOffice suite, and Mozilla browser.'"

#5 Re: Hate to be a party pooper, ...

by jgraham

Tuesday November 25th, 2003 10:46 AM

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Explain how Novell can make things worse? The only bad thing that they, or anyone else, could do would be to create a fork somewhere in the core, so that their code wasn't going back into the CVS. Otherwise, it requires a pretty convoluted set of circumstances for the net effect of any outside organisation being to damage the project.

Personally, I'd *love* to see any company donate funds or employees to work on the core gecko code.