|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: Fwd: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Novell News
|On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 01:25:54PM -0400, einker wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: einker
> Date: Jun 22, 2006 1:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Novell News
> To: Ruben Safir
> Cc: hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com
> No, the question should be "Is this a good thing or a bad thing?". Novell
> has consistently screwed up all their marketing and sales efforts since
> Netware 4.0.
> Netware is going the way of the DoDo and nothing will change that. What will
> happen with Suse is the key question now.
I was talking to Evan on the Phone about this earlier in the day
after I posted this.
Too me, Novell has squandered a unique oppurtunity to see profits
with free software in a key and unique business space now entirely
dominated by NT clone systems. Novell was in the position
to tie verticle applications to X and the server and to invest
in GTK and GNOME development for office and business automation.
The failure to make this investment was not only costly to them, but
puts the entire Free Software model in the lurch. Microsoft is even
more entrenched with non-cots, complicated business software than ever.
If your going to lose 20 million dollars, you can at least get a working
accounting and office automation suit with the necessary tech support.
too me they are just so stupid.
> On 6/22/06, Ruben Safir wrote:
> >Why is everything that comes out of Novel seems to be such
> >a mystery.
> >Novell's board of directors has voted to oust Jack Messman as CEO,
> >effective immediately.
> >The firm announced the move today in a bid to put a rocket
> >up the firm's growth strategy, which has suffered since
> >it made the switch to open source. Messman said in March
> >( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/10/novell_management_shuffle/) it
> >would take him two years to turn Novell around following disappointing
> >Messman, 66, is being replaced with erstwhile president and COO,
> >45-year-old Ron Hovespian. Director Thomas Plaskett, who becomes
> >non-executive chairman in the chop-change said: "The board concluded that
> >a management change would be the best way to accelerate the execution
> >of our growth strategy and build value for shareholders."
> >"[Hovespian] has played an integral role in developing the company's
> >operating strategy and fully understands Novell's compelling growth
> >opportunities," he added.
> >Hovespian's appointment marks the summit of a fairly meteoric rise at
> >Novell. He only joined the firm in 2003 following 17 years at IBM. He
> >said: "We will maintain a sharp focus in meeting customer demand and
> >delivering value through Linux-based, enterprise-wide solutions and
> >identity and resource management products."
> >Also for the chop is CFO Joseph Tibbetts, who'll be replaced by current
> >finance VP Dana Russell in an interim capacity.
> >As well as losing their executive powers, Messman and Tibbetts will
> >leave the board entirely within months. The pair made no comment today.
> >The latest musical chairs at Novell has so far been greeted warmly by
> >investors, with Novell stock trading up 7 per cent on Wall Street at
> >time of writing. That said, it's a long way back for Novell. Since the
> >March financial gloom, the firm's stock has tumbled from near $10 per
> >share to around $6.(r) Related stories
> >Linux kernel goes Niagara (21 June 2006)
> >SUSE CTO exits Novell (29 March 2006)
> >Novell puts Netware on life support until 2015 (21 March 2006)
> >Red Hat enters state of Xen (14 March 2006)
> >Novell rearranges the brass after Q1 bomb (10 March 2006)
> >(c) Copyright 2006
> >Brooklyn Linux Solutions
> >So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
> >that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
> >proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
> >DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
> >"Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
> >"The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming
> >sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need
> >the ability to participate in our own society."
> >http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Consulting
> >http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
> >http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/resources - Unpublished Archive or stories and
> >articles from around the net
> Evan M. Inker
> Evan M. Inker
Brooklyn Linux Solutions
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
"Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
"The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming
sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need
the ability to participate in our own society."
http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Consulting
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/resources - Unpublished Archive or stories and articles from around the net