Novell seeks outside help with Linux

Novell is starting a Fedora-style project to develop Suse Linux. This is great news, I can’t wait to try it out.

In the past, “We’ve made (Suse Linux) not widely available–just retail stores or a packaged download from an FTP. It’s not the easiest way to gain a large user community,” he said. The company is trying to turn that around through the invitation for outside involvement and an effort to distribute more copies of the software, a push called the lizard blizzard, a reference to the company’s Geeko mascot.