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Novell statement on today’s SCO ruling

Kevan Barney

August 10, 2007 6:32 pm

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From Joe LaSala, Novell senior vice president and general counsel: “In the spring of 2003, Novell set out to ensure that SCO’s groundless claims would not interfere with the development of Linux. Today’s court ruling vindicates the position Novell has taken since the inception of the dispute with SCO, and it settles the issue of …

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More desktop Linux

Kevan Barney

June 7, 2007 2:51 pm

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First National Bank of South Africa is standardizing its 12,000 desktops in its 680 retail branches on Novell’s point-of-service offering. It’s a big deal for Linux in South Africa, a nd for desktop Linux in general.

Falling off the tree

Kevan Barney

June 5, 2007 5:54 pm

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More fruit from Novell’s collaboration with Microsoft … Novell has made available SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Microsoft’s Virtual Hard Drive (VHD). The VHD image file contains SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1 with most available packages already installed. With this image, folks can run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 on their …

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‘Last call’ draft of GPLv3

Kevan Barney

May 31, 2007 2:29 pm

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The Free Software Foundation today released the “last call” draft of GPLv3. Here’s Novell’s takeaway from the draft: Nothing in the last call draft of GPLv3 suggests that the final version of GPLv3 will inhibit Novell’s ability to include GPLv3 technologies in SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, and other Novell offerings as these technologies become available. …

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Lesson in Linux multiplication

Kevan Barney

May 8, 2007 5:35 pm

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With only a few computer labs in its middle schools, many students in the Danville School District in Illinois were entering high school without the computer skills they needed. So the district selected the certified Multiplied SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop hardware bundle from R Cubed Technologies, an Illinois-based white-box PC maker. R Cubed partnered with …

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Linux and interoperability, straight from HSBC

Kevan Barney

April 18, 2007 3:43 pm

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Matthew O’Neill of HSBC recently spoke to Finextra.com about the bank’s use of open source software, its decision to standardize on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and improving interoperability working with Novell and Microsoft. The eight-minute interview is an interesting listen.

Perennial favorites: innovation and economic growth

Kevan Barney

April 17, 2007 4:32 pm

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Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has become an Open Invention Network (OIN) licensee, according to an OIN announcement today. According to the press release, the move provides Ubuntu users and developers with IP protection, protecting Canonical’s investments in Linux and helping to fuel economic growth. Obviously we support OIN’s mission to spur innovation and …

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CSI … who are you?

Kevan Barney

April 16, 2007 5:07 pm

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Stuart Cohen, former CEO of Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), just launched a new company to “solve shared enterprise IT problems by bringing together companies to develop software at half the cost of outsourcing.” Called Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI), Cohen’s new company is initially working with companies like HP, IBM and Novell. Evan Bauer, former …

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Once more, from the top

Kevan Barney

March 26, 2007 2:20 pm

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In case you’re not already plugged in to them, check out new entries today on Novell’s CTO and CMO blogs. CMO John Dragoon features Linux desktop news, highlighting CRN’s desktop bake-off that found SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to be the best enterprise choice. CTO Jeff Jaffe commemorates his blog’s anniversary by recapping the product and …

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Mea culpa

Kevan Barney

March 21, 2007 3:09 pm

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Guest blog entry from Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions. Last week, in an interview with ITBusinessEdge, I gave a quote that said, “I do want to tell you that Novell is a significant financial contributor to the Free Software Foundation.” At the time I made this statement, I believed …

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