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

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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.

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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

Planet openSUSE site stats

Recent Techrights' Posts

In the Pacific (Mostly Islands Around Oceania) GNU/Linux Grew a Lot
Microsoft cannot compete fairly
The Sheer Absurdity of the EPO's Career System Explained by EPO Staff
"Staff representation has previously pointed this out to management, and the career system has been the reason for several industrial actions and litigation cases initiated by SUEPO."
Forget About India's and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons and Armament Race, They Need to Abscond Windows and Microsoft (Security Swiss Cheese)
Both countries would be wise to remove Windows as soon as possible, irrespective of the local party politics
statCounter: GNU/Linux Rose From 0.2% to Over 3% in Pakistan
GNU/Linux "proper" (i.e. not ChromeOS) has the lion's share
 
A 3-Year Campaign to Coerce/Intimidate Us Into Censorship: Targeting My Old "Tweets"
This was basically an act of vandalism no better and no worse than UEFI restricted boot
Links 26/05/2024: Google 'Search' Morphing Into Disinformation Factory, Discussion of Maze of the Prison Industrial Complex
Links for the day
A Toast to Tux Machines
Food ready for the party, no photos yet...
IBM/Red Hat Failing to Meet Its WARN Obligations in NC (STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA), or Perhaps It's Constantly Delaying the Layoffs
IBM isn't named even once
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, May 25, 2024
IRC logs for Saturday, May 25, 2024
GNU/Linux in Greenland
The sharp increases for GNU/Linux started last summer
[Meme] Productivity Champ Nellie Simon: It Takes Me 3+ Weeks to Write 6 Paragraphs
Congrats to Nellie Simon!
It Took EPO Management 3+ Weeks to Respond to a Letter About an Urgent Problem (Defunding of EPO Staff)
The funny thing about it is that Nellie Simon expects examiners to work day and night (which is illegal) while she herself takes 3+ weeks to write a 1-page letter
Staff Union of the EPO (SUEPO) in The Hague Taking Action to Rectify Cuts to Families of Workers
they "are active in challenging this measure via the legal system"
Links 25/05/2024: Microsoft Adds More DRM (Screenshot Blocking), Another Microsoft Outage Takes Down Everything
Links for the day
Gemini Links 25/05/2024: "Bill Smugs" and OpenBSD Mirror Over Tor / I2P
Links for the day
Microsoft #1 in Gaming Layoffs, Laid Off Workers Receive Another Insult From Microsoft
Many of them never chose to work for Microsoft
In New Caledonia Windows is Now Below 30% (It Used to be Over 90%)
Microsoft's Windows absolutely collapsing and the measures are relatively stable
Red tape: farmer concerns eerily similar to Debian suicide cluster deaths
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Galway street artists support social media concerns
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Links 25/05/2024: Section 230 and Right of Publicity Violations by Microsoft (Which Attacks Performance Artists)
Links for the day
[Meme] No Microsoft
For fun!
Microsoft Windows Falls to New Lows in Poland
It may mean people delete Windows from relatively new PC
A 3-Year Campaign to Coerce/Intimidate Us Into Censorship: An Introduction
The campaign of coercion (or worse) started in 2021
The "D" in Debian Stands for Dictatorship That Extends to Censorship at DNS Level
Of course the registrar, which charged for domains until 2025, just went along with it
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Getting Stacked by Microsoft
it lets Microsoft write policies
The Parasitic Nature of Microsoft Contracts
Stop feeding the beast
Gemini Links 25/05/2024: Emacs Windows 2000 Screenshots and Little Languages
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Friday, May 24, 2024
IRC logs for Friday, May 24, 2024
Ireland Exits Microsoft's Vista 11
Microsoft can't be doing too well in Ireland because Microsoft had tons of layoffs in that country last year
A Recognition for Hard Work
Running this site is a lot of work
The Web We Lost...
Vintage War Censorship Poster...
Daniel Pocock (IND) in European Election Debate
In this segment he speaks of the effects of social control media and phones on children
[Meme] Next Target: Sub Domains
Deb.Ian.Community
In Republic of (South) Korea, as of This Month, Android Climbs to Record High of 48%
Judging by statCounter anyway
"Linux" is Second-Class Citizen at IBM
sends the wrong message to Red Hat staff and Red Hat clients
Links 24/05/2024: More Software Patents Invalidated (US), New Fights to Protect Free Speech
Links for the day
"You Touched the Wrong Lady"
What Rianne wrote more than 8 months ago
Links 24/05/2024: Layoffs at LinkedIn and Election Interference Via Social Control Media
Links for the day
Getting a 'Thank You' From Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) Will Cost You $5,000 to $30,000 (Same as Last Year)
Right now one of their associates (SFC) tries to spend money to censor us
KDE Neon Weirdness
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Congratulations to Sirius Open Source, Still Claiming to Employ People Who Left Half a Decade Ago (or More!)
What signal does that send to con men?
[Meme] Bluewashing
Cent OS? No more.
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, May 23, 2024
IRC logs for Thursday, May 23, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
Tenfold Increase for ChromeOS+GNU/Linux in Brunei
Brunei Darussalam is a country most people don't know about and never even heard about
Coming Soon: Another Round of 'Cancel Stallman' Chorus
The series required a great deal of patience