02.03.10

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Relationships Map

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

Summary: A mindmap connecting entities that we regularly cover here and how they are connected

THIS diagram is work in progress and it may somehow resemble this one from 2007. It is coarse and simple, even ugly. It is intended to be used, not to impress in any way and it was requested/suggested by a reader who wrote: “Why shouldn’t the individuals who give the orders be seen? Expose them! Start with Steve Ballmer and Steve Jobs! If the public sees them for who they really are about, this would reform these emperors! Public image is so important to insure their followers, right?”

The lines in this diagram are implicit and can each be explained, but that would lead to more clutter. In case the arrows obscure some text, most of the blocks are listed at the bottom as text and the list is obviously partial, so as to focus on issues that Boycott Novell actually covers or covered.


Click image for full-sized version (~260KB)

Among the text (not complete):

  • IBM
  • Ron Hovsepian
  • Novell
  • Citrix/Xen
  • Apple
  • Steve Jobs
  • RIAA/MPAA
  • Disney/Hollywood
  • Nokia
  • Xandros
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Korea
  • US DOJ
  • Govt of UK
  • Govt of India
  • Govt of Ireland
  • Govt of Canada
  • Justin Steinman
  • Oil giants (industry)
  • Monsanto
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Nathan Myhrvold (IV)
  • Acacia
  • European Commission
  • Neelie Kroes
  • Siim Kallas
  • Bill Gates
  • BSA
  • Gates Senior
  • Gates Foundation
  • ACT
  • CompTIA
  • ISO
  • OSI
  • Apache
  • Gartner
  • Burton
  • IDG/IDC
  • Forrester
  • Red Hat
  • OLPC
  • Google
  • Canonical/Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Obama administration
  • US banking
  • Microsoft
  • SCO
  • Lenovo
  • EMC
  • VMware
  • HP
  • Dell
  • Corel
  • ECMA/OOXML
  • Adobe
  • BECTA
  • NHS
  • Accenture
  • Infosys
  • NASSCOM
  • NBC
  • GE
  • Comcast
  • Sun
  • Wikipedia
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • Yahoo
  • BSD
  • FSF
  • FSFE
  • KDE
  • GNOME
  • Mandriva
  • Miguel de Icaza
  • SUSE
  • Linux Foundation
  • Linus Torvalds/Linux
  • EPO
  • USPTO
  • FDA
  • TiVo
  • TomTom
  • Amazon
  • Edelman/W-E
  • Steve Ballmer
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2 Comments

  1. NotZed said,

    February 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

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    Wow, that’s … ugly.

    Perhaps try using graphviz; although sometimes it just wont cooperate and produce a nice picture, it often does. At least it should show relationships better, and once input will be easier to maintain.

  2. your_friend said,

    February 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm

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    I’d like to see color coded arrows and thickness magnitudes. Green for money, Red for lawsuits, brown for staff exchanges, MOU’s etc.

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