The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, openSUSE.org provides free, easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. The openSUSE project gives Linux developers and enthusiasts everything they need to get started with Linux.
The goals of the openSUSE project are:
Make openSUSE the easiest Linux distribution for anyone to obtain and the most widely used open source platform.
Provide an environment for open source collaboration that makes openSUSE the world's best Linux distribution for new and experienced Linux users.
Dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux hackers and application developers.
The openSuSE Linux distribution (2007)