06.26.10

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Eye on Novell: SCO, People, Business, SLED/Ballnux, SUSE HackWeek, and Other Events

Posted in GNU/Linux, Mono, Novell, OpenSUSE, SCO, SLES/SLED at 4:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Divers find Novell

Summary: This week’s roundup of Novell news, including news about OpenSUSE

SCO

Blank Rome Files a 4th Bill in the SCO Bankruptcy

Another Blank Rome bill has been filed in the SCO bankruptcy, their fourth, this one covering January and February of 2010, which brings us closer to up-to-date, but we are not there yet. That means there will be more bills to come. The total bill is $244,836.50 for fees plus $3,783.55 for expenses, but for now they ask for the usual 80% of the fees, or $195,869.20.

Novell Files Bill of Costs (once again) in SCO v. Novell

People

Fortinet appoints new regional director for Thailand, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong

Chang’s previous roles include: Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific & Middle East at inter-Touch, Managing Director of STSN, a global internet service provider, and Market Development Manager for Asia Pacific at Novell.

Interview with Jan Newman, SageCreek Partners

Jan’s been in the Utah technology industry for awhile, having been a Executive Vice President at Novell, and founder of KeyLabs, another of the area’s successes.

[...]

Jan Newman: My background, is I started at Novell, and spent ten years there. I worked at the executive level for lots of years under the tutelage of Ray Noorda. When Ray retired, and went outside of Novell, I founded KeyLabs, which we sold to Exodus Communications for about $50M in 1999.

Can your leadership handle the hotdog?

The biggest claim to fame I suppose is the good Dr. Eric Schmidt when he was the CEO @ Novell.com. It’s a long story, but involves a couple of newly hired guys (me and another guy from Toronto), sushi and a mansion in San Francisco. Eric (I have a hard time not calling him Mr.) eschewed everything that a leader should be, and that I will always carry with me – both as a goal, and as a role model.

Business

Ogilvy & Mather wins Best in Show for IBM campaign at Ace Awards

For best ad campaign with a budget of $250,000 and less, PJA Advertising+Marketing, Cambridge, Mass., won for Novell Inc.’s “Making IT Work as One” campaign.

New grading system gets school board OK

The school board also approved purchases of over $15,000 for Novell, Weidenhammer Systems Corp. and Norlight Inc.

How Clouds Are Working for Public Sector Users

The City of Los Angeles has received lots of attention for moving to Google Apps. This $7.25 million deal, serving 34,000 employees is one of the biggest deployments of Google Apps anywhere. It replaces an aging Novell GroupWise email system and includes a privacy provision providing the city with unlimited damages if its nondisclosure agreement (NDA) is breached by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).

SLED/Ballnux

HP Announces Mini 100e Education Edition Netbook (mentioned at an earlier stage)

The little netbook has a 10.1-inch screen and weighs 3.19 pounds. The display is LED backlit and has a WSVGA display and the keyboard is 92% full size. The little rig will be offered with Windows 7 Starter, XP Home, and SuSE Linux OS’.

HP launches Mini 100e netbook for students

Interestingly, a pre-release version of this netbook was on view at Computex earlier this month at the Novell booth. At the time, I assuemd it was a Classmate PC, but looking closer, it becomes clear that the design is similar but not identical to computers based on Intel’s reference design.

Share your appliances with SUSE Gallery!

SUSE HackWeek

One-click, part 2

the future of Nautilus

Ixion – threaded formula calculation library

Hackweek V: YaSTroid (interesting project, but shades of MonoDroid [1, 2, 3, 4])

Hackweek is an excellent opportunity to try something new. Hackweek V was not the exception. From June 7th to June 11th I joined a fantastic group of hackers to implement YaSTroid, our Android Front-end to WebYaST.

YaSTroid

MonoTouch

FTC Launching Investigation on Apple

Examples of developer tools that are fall out include Adobe’s Flash platform and Novell’s MonoTouch.

Events

Let’s beat the drum for openSUSE conference 2010 (Michael Löffler also suggested drifting away from Novell)

openSUSE 11.3 Launch Party in Nürnberg (15.7.)

LinuxTag 2010

WebYaST at Linuxtag 2010

Misc.

Shiny new openSUSE and WordPress toys to play with

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