12.20.06

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Novell Comings, Goings, and Reshufflings

Posted in Novell at 12:18 am by Shane Coyle

A couple of Human Resources notes from Novell.

Coming

Hubert Mantel Back at Novell

I had more than 1 year of time to think about my future and came to the conclusion that the thing I’m most interested in still is Linux.” During an exclusive interview to Data Manager Online and pc-facile, SuSe co-founder confirms – after he left one year ago – he’s back at Novell since the beginning of December.

Going

Robert O’Callahan leaving for Mozilla

I am leaving Novell at the end of the year. Starting from the beginning of January I will be working as a contractor for the Mozilla Corporation.

Reshuffling

Volker Smid Appointed Novell EMEA President

Novell has appointed a new president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the company said Thursday.

Volker Smid, who has been Novell’s central European general manager since May 2005, will supervise Novell’s sales and consulting business for EMEA. Smid replaces Tom Francese, who took over as Novell’s executive vice president for worldwide sales in October.

Update (Roy):

More questions raised, as well as minor reshuffling.

Change in Directors or Principal Officers

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 12, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Novell, Inc. made a cash award to Joseph A. LaSala, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Novell, outside of the previously disclosed Annual Bonus Program for Executives. The award of $350,000 was made in recognition of exceptional contributions made by Mr. LaSala.

I have also stumbled upon an essay titled “Novell charts unknown waters but keeps on sailing“, which reminded me of its poor outlook.

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  1. shane said,

    December 21, 2006 at 1:44 am

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    There are some who question the significance of the return of Mantel:
    http://beranger.org/index.php?article=2158&from=rss

    P.S.: I don’t believe in “founding fathers” anymore. Look what happened with Gaël Duval. Nothing you can trust, on the contrary. Why should people believe in Hubert Mantel? (Speaking about founding fathers: can anyone trust Daniel Robbins again?)

    The Parable of the Lost Son doesn’t fit in the story either. It’s SuSE who was lost, and this is for good.

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