Novell’s Hallmark of a Company That’s Already Dead

Posted in GNU/Linux at 4:32 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… a box. They call it “Microburst” [ 1, 2 ].

There is another upload of Novell’s Justin Steinman sucking up to IBM and a video with the new Teaming 3.0 UI

Here is a post about IBM adopting SUSE Linux Enterprise for WebSphere Appliances. Only Novell’s PR people seem to be covering this:

In the next installment of our Novell partner podcast series, Liz Padula, senior marketing manager at Novell, talks with Marc Haberkorn, product manager in the WebSphere team at IBM, …


Links 14/8/2010: ASUS Linux-based Tablet for $300, OpenSolaris Phased Out

Posted in News Roundup at 10:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… enterprises with 200 to 10,000 users. Industry veterans and creators of SIPfoundry, Dr. Martin Steinmann and Jerry Stabile, are company co-founders.

Open source givers and takers

Second, “how many companies plan to contribute” isn’t the right metric. One of the things I’ve learned from my involvement in industry is that the most successful and effective groups are small. The right metric is “are there enough contributors to move the project forward?” For the key …


IBM Uses Novell to Take Market Share From Rivals Like Oracle

Posted in GNU/Linux, IBM, Oracle, Ron Hovsepian, Servers, SLES/SLED, SUN at 2:16 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… is probably Novell’s final year. Existing and former Novell employees such as this guy, Justin Steinman who is quoted in this article, or even Dale Olds might not have a future in Novell. Where might they go next? We’ll have to wait and find out. Novell’s CTO, for example, ended up in the W3C (as CEO). Who is Novell’s existing CTO? Has it found a replacement for Jeff Jaffe yet? Will it bother at all at this stage?

Jeff Jaffe — just like Ron Hovsepian — came from IBM, …


Novell News Drought

Posted in GNU/Linux, Mail, Microsoft, Novell, SLES/SLED at 2:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… the above, there are GroupWise-related announcements from GWAVA [ 1, 2 and others. Justin Steinman, one of the key Microsoft-Novell people, will participate in a “breakfast event” next week, but that’s about it from Novell. It’s a total news drought. Judging by that, Novell’s upcoming results cannot be good. Let’s wait and watch because the previous bid to buy Novell came right after the financial results (which disappointed). █

On Novell acquisition :

Novell …


Novell News Summary – Part III: Clarifications from Elliott Associates, Hosted Conferencing, and BrainShare 20TEN

Posted in Finance, Google, Mail, Novell, Virtualisation at 2:05 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… running applications. Let’s move the work to where it is cheapest and easiest to perform. Justin Steinman, vice president of solution and product marketing at Novell, calls this vision Intelligent Workload Management, but here’s where the challenges start to surface.

None of the above is news. They begrudgingly repeat old announcements.


GroupWise is mentioned here and there, but probably the biggest announcement is that of hosted conferencing (also in [ 1, …


Novell News Summary – Part II: SCO Case Resumes, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Hits the Headlines as Novell Makes Announcement

Posted in Mail, Novell, SCO, Security, Servers, Videos, Virtualisation at 4:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… major driver for this was the demand from CIOs for flexibility and control.”

Here is Justin Steinman reading some Novell ‘advertisement’ for intelligent workload management (IWM). Novell’s PR people have released this podcast about PlateSpin. It’s probably quite an asset for Novell to sell to someone if it gets taken over.


Tigermail was mentioned last week because Novell is losing business in mail and collaboration. “Bye bye Novell, hello future,” says the …

Novell News Summary – Part I: OpenSUSE and SUSE Amid Probable Takeover

Posted in GNU/Linux, KDE, Microsoft, OpenSUSE, Red Hat, Servers, SLES/SLED at 3:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : News about Novell’s GNU/Linux business, based on the past week alone

T HE PAST week has been interesting because of the offer to buy Novell [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ]. For SUSE it has been a very quiet week, but someone marks this milestone of 10 years at Novell.

Working as a manager sometimes has not so nice days, but tomorrow it will be a really great …


Relationships Map

Posted in Novell at 9:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… LG



Govt of UK

Govt of India

Govt of Ireland

Govt of Canada

Justin Steinman

Oil giants (industry)


Pharmaceutical industry

Nathan Myhrvold (IV)


European Commission

Neelie Kroes

Siim Kallas

Bill Gates


Gates Senior

Gates Foundation










Red Hat





Obama administration

US banking



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