as we can, and think opening up SUSE Linux to users and developers is a
good way to do this," he says. "We're opening up the development process up front." Sources say Novell hopes its flagship Linux product, SUSE Enterprise, will benefit from community development.
Lowry did not confirm it, but sources say that Novell will also make the multi-platform software build system freely available to the community, so developers can build versions of packages for any hardware they support. Novell will still sell boxed versions of SUSE with tech support, but everyone will have access to updates and developmental code.