Subject RE: [Firebird-general] Novell acquires SUSE Linux
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> Corect me if I am wrong here, but I seem to remember that the German Government
> owns stock in SuSE,
> one assumes that if the Novell (IBM) acquisition of SuSE is going to take place,
> then the German Government
> as a SuSE stockholder must be in agreement with it.

I don't know if the German government hold SuSE stocks. If so,
I guess the agreement will not be an issue, because in 2002 the
German government jumped on the Open-Source train. They made a
deal with IBM and SuSE that enables federal, state and local
governments to get a great discount for IBM computers with
Linux installed.