Novell Raises the Bar for Linux Collaboration and Development

Novell's project, launched in August 2005, continues to generate tremendous interest and activity, recently surpassing 13 million page views and 750, 000 verified installations of SUSE Linux. SUSE Linux is installed more than 7, 000 times every day, an average of one installation every 12 seconds.

The openSUSE project features easy access to builds and releases, and will soon offer new resources and programs for open access to the development process used to create SUSE Linux, the award-winning distribution that contains everything users need to get started with Linux. Developers have contributed thousands of suggestions, bug fixes and provided significant input which will improve Novell's leading Linux distribution for developers and customers around the globe.

In early 2006, the openSUSE project will begin to release a public development framework. This framework will provide open source contributors and third-party application developers with tools and resources to streamline code and patch contributions to SUSE Linux. The framework will include code libraries and a public build server that can be accessed and used by any registered project member. Novell will make it simple and easy to create packages and applications that will run on SUSE Linux and SUSE Linux-based distributions.

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