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December 20, 2006

SUSE co-founder returns to Novell

When the co-founder of Linux distributor SUSE left Novell Inc in November 2005 it was seen as a sure sign that Novell had somehow lost track of the goals of its acquired Linux business.

By CBR Staff Writer

Just over a year later however, and it appears that Hubert Mantel, who founded SUSE in 1992 with Thomas Fehr, Roland Dryoff, and Burchard Steinbild, is back at the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Linux and identity management vendor.

According to an article with Italian magazine DMO, Mantel returned to Novell at the start of the December, having taken some time off and deciding that he still wanted to work in Linux and with the SUSE business.

In the interview Mantel also voiced his support for the recent deal between Novell and Microsoft Corp, maintaining that it was good for the customer and also for Linux as a whole.

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