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June 1, 2006 7:58 pm





Planet… there was Planet Novell.

Written at: Draper, UT

Apologies. I paraphrased and plagiarised.

A planet is “a flexible feed aggregator” – in other words a centralised, ephemeral collection of similar(ish) themed blog posts. A popular implementation is at Planet Planet!

Planet Novell was a pretty busy, reasonably well known site. It has been gone for a while.

Why mention it now?

One thing that was mentioned in the ‘Cool Blogs 1.5‘ project was aggregating Cool Blogs posts from the bloggers own blogs.

A logical extension of this is to resurrect the Novell Planet concept – and really combine all feeds from all Novell bloggers. Not Cool Blogs – where generally we tend to stick to blogging about Novell and our technology but everything from these bloggers – and more. That means posts from Nat, Miguel, Reverend Ted, Michael Meeks – pretty much everyone from Novell and SUSE who blogs – even me.

What do you think? It’ll certainly be an interesting additional insight into how Novell operates – and there’s likely to be a lot of non-technology blogging. A useful companion site to Cool Blogs; or not?

Let us know! We’re going to be working next week in our staging lab testing a lot of the new features.

Written at: Draper, UT

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  1. By:riedesg

    I think it would be a good addition. The few planet implimentations I’ve seen have been interesting, and it gives a better sense of community. I like!

  2. By:Eric

    The link to Planet Novell is broken.

    This sounds ok. Can we comment on the other blogs.

    I think this would be intersting too.

  3. Absolutely, ressurect something like Planet Novell. I read that thing a lot while it was up. I had to switch to reading several other Planets (planet suse, planet gnome, and others) to get my fix of the stuff going on in wider orbits around Novell. Coolblogs is good for finding out about stuff that’s happening within the Novell party lines, but all the really interesting stuff happens on the periphery, where there are less corporate inhibitions and more personal interest in the thought process.