Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL
) plans to publish by year's end its own open-source license, along with the initial applications that will fall under that license.
But while the Provo, Utah, company continues to take baby steps toward an open-source initiative it first discussed a year and a half ago, it's still not ready to open up its crown jewels -- NetWare and NDS (Novell Directory Services).
"We're not diving in head over heels," said Dave Shirk, Novell's vice president of products. "We can't afford to hiccup on this." Story to follow. --Scott Berinato, PCWeek Online
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