See the article for a financial snapshot.
The upside? Novell has more than $1.8 billion worth of cash and short-term investments. And with its accounting review wrapped up, the company can now spread a little of that money around.
The company could start buying back shares or it may even reward open-source developers with a few acquisitions, analysts say. Spreading a little of its money around in the open-source community may not make it any more popular, but at least it won't be the only software company accused of selling out.
Hmm -- mkt cap is ~$2.5B, and the company has $1.8B cash/short-term investments?...
Source: Novell's Dilemma - Forbes.com