Quite a few news items have been posted recently on Sun planning to buy Novell like at eweek.
Most say Jonathan Schwartz feels it will hurt IBM for some reason. Firstly I am not sure how much Sun can hurt IBM.
Another relationship struck me.
Novell has Ximian which has Mono... hmm very interesting.
But again Mono has been released under the GPL and LGPL liscences as mentioned here. At least the GPL part can be forked.
So don't be suprised if you hear "Microsoft buys Sun"
Probably one of my worst jokes and its online now!!