Boycott Novell was created by Shane Coyle in November 2006, shortly after the Novell deal came to fruition. At the moment, the Web site is mostly edited by Roy Schestowitz (see User:Schestowitz). This Wiki was created in late 2008. In the months of 2009, the server received almost 200,000 hits per day. Boycott Novell was made just one initiative among several when the Web site was reborn as "TechRights".