What is the general feeling of confidence in Novell's long term
viability and direction of the identity biz ?

I'm getting ready to propose a big system based on IDM 3.5.1

I'm a Novell guy from way back, and I feel good about the product
(IDM/eDir). In fact, I've already got a 'proof of concept' system up and
running. But I know alot of folks have left Novell in the last couple of
years, and I want to poll the fine folks here before I look to commit
our organization to this path.