[ngw] Novell finalizing plans to sell itself in 2 parts?

Joseph Marton jmmarton at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 04:33:12 UTC 2010


VMware rumors started after Novell & VMware announced their partnership
recently.

Joe

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM, Steve Tucker <STEVET at rbf.com> wrote:

> So, are there any other publication besides the NY Post stating this?  And
> where did the rumor of VMWARE buying the Linux piece come from?
>
> -Steve
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tommy Mikkelsen
> Sent: Sep 15, 2010 4:18 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ngw] Novell finalizing plans to sell itself in 2 parts?
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> Kinda sad to hear you say, that WP was the start.......
>
> Without WP, we would not have eDir, nor GroupWise !
>
> >>> On 15. September 2010 at 14:02, Peter Van Lone <petervl at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> I think WordPerfect was the start of it -- but all bolstered by arrogance
> and an inability to recognize how important public APIs and widely used
> development tools are. And too slow to IP. And waaaay to slow to actually
> leverage linux tools once they started down that path.
>
> Caught in the vicious cycle of needing to shore up stock values, while the
> products needed agressive development and a "startup" investment mentality.
>
> P
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> "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of
> a vigorous intellect."
>
> ~Samuel Johnson
>
>
> http://www.the-brights.net
> http://xkcd.com/167
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> On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Gregg A. Hinchman <
> Gregg at hinchmanconsulting.com> wrote:
>
> > Yes but that was in March 2010.  Though much of the facts do remain for
> > this 'new' Sale.
> >
> > As for the upper mgmt., I am sure they are getting FAT pay outs for doing
> > such a great job of getting Novell trashed and broken up....er....I mean
> > sold off.  That said -we must be fair -ALL Novell Executives dating back
> > several years have brought us to this point not just the current one.
> >
> > Now if we were to pin point a moment in Novell history where it all
> started
> > to go wrong....
> >
> > 1. When Cambridge bought Novell...er...Novell 'merged' with Cambridge
> > Consulting?
> > 2. Novell purchased WordPerfect?
> > 3. Novell ate up SUSE and a bunch of other Linux companies?
> > 4. -you fill in the blank-
> >
> >
> >
> > Take Care.
> >
> > Gregg A. Hinchman
> > Consultant
> > Gregg at HinchmanConsulting.com
> > www.HinchmanConsulting.com
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> > 413.254.2819 eFax
> >
> > "Courage is doing what is right."
> >
> > "Do not be bound to any doctrine, theory or ideology, even Buddhist ones.
> > All systems of thought are guiding means, not absolute truth."  Thich
> Nhat
> > Hanh, Vietnamese monk.
> >
> > Book Travel @: www.booknewtravelnow.com
> >
> >
> > >>>
> > From: Gert<gwcheck at gmail.com>
> > To:ngw at ngwlist.com <To%3Angw at ngwlist.com> <To%3Angw at ngwlist.com<To%253Angw at ngwlist.com>
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> > Date: 9/15/2010 7:31 AM
> > Subject: Re: [ngw] Novell finalizing plans to sell itself in 2 parts?
> >
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/12/elliott_denies_novell_asset_sale/
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