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FOSS Hopes for Novell Patents Spark, Then Quickly Fade

CPTN, a consortium set up by Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and EMC to acquire hundreds of Novell patents, appears to have inadvertently faked out the open source community by withdrawing its proposal from the German Federal Cartel Office. News reports on Tuesday noted the event and alluded to possible su...

Novell Scoops Up the Marbles, SCO Goes Home

After six years of battle, a federal jury has ruled that Novell owns the rights to the Unix operating system. In 2003, the SCO Group began campaigning to get Linux users to pay it license fees, arguing that unspecified SCO intellectual property had been improperly included in Linux. SCO filed suit ...

Novell Says ‘No’ but Elliot Hears ‘Maybe’

New York hedge fund Elliott Associates is in hot pursuit of Novell, and developments have left some worrying that an acquisition, if successful, would mean the end of Suse Linux. On Monday, Novell's board of directors turned down a March 2 offer of $2 billion for the company from Elliott Associates....

Novell Aims for the Clouds With Suse Enterprise 11

Taking aim at the next generation of computing -- virtualization and the cloud -- Novell on Tuesday unveiled Suse Linux Enterprise 11. Suse Linux Enterprise 11 has been optimized for the major hypervisors -- VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen. It runs on the x86, Itanium, IBM Power and IBM System...

Microsoft Pumps Another $100M Into Novell Deal

Microsoft is bumping up its monetary investment in its controversial partnership with Novell. Styling the deal as a so-called incremental investment increase, Microsoft will buy up to $100 million in Suse Linux Enterprise Server support certificates. The certificates are sold and exchanged for IT su...

Microsoft, Novell Tag-Team Against Chinese Distros

As if stepping on the Linux community's toes when they first teamed up wasn't enough, Microsoft and Novell have announced a joint push into the China market to attack the Linux installed base there. They have launched what they call "an incremental investment in their relationship" that will focus o...

Novell Sales Surge, Restructuring Costs Skyrocket

After a one-week delay, Novell released its fourth quarter earnings Thursday, saying that higher-than-expected costs associated with an ongoing restructuring would weigh on results even as sales of its Linux products surged higher. The restructuring effort could now cost as much as $70 million, Nove...

Novell Delays Reports as SEC Pokes Around

Novell announced Wednesday that it has decided to postpone the release of its fourth quarter and full-year 2007 earnings reports, both of which were scheduled for Thursday. The cause, it said, was an inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission, with which Novell has had a series of exchange...

Patent Suit Against Red Hat, Novell Threatens Open Source World

Two companies have hit Linux vendors Red Hat and Novell with a patent infringement lawsuit alleging their products use technology first patented more than a decade ago. IP Innovation and Technology Licensing filed the suit on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Texas, a popular jurisdiction for patent...

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Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian: ‘There Has to Be a Better Way’

While Linux has come a long way in the past 10 years, I think it's safe to say that it hasn't yet taken over the world -- nor has Linux reached its full potential. Linux continues to become more mainstream every day -- we now see Linux hosting mission-critical servers in the enterprise, large financ...

Novell Pumps Up Sound, Graphics in New OpenSuse 10.3

Novell has set loose OpenSuse 10.3, the latest version of the company's free Linux distribution. More specifically, OpenSuse 10.3 was created by the OpenSuse project, the community Novell sponsored, which now has 54,000 registered members. To improve the user experience, OpenSuse 10.3 includes a fle...

Novell Alliance Builds Microsoft’s Interop Muscle

Siemens and BMW are the latest enterprise-scale customers stepping up to the Microsoft-Novell alliance plate. Under the Microsoft-Novell alliance, business customers pay Microsoft for certificates that get them Novell Suse Linux and services. Microsoft and Novell are teaming up to maximize interoper...

SCO Shares Plummet to 40 Cents on Courtroom Loss to Novell

After four and a half years, the long, torturous and often twisted legal battle between SCO and Novell came to an end Friday when a federal district court judge put the kibosh on SCO's claims that it owned copyrights to the Unix code and operating system, upon which some of the code in Linux is base...

IBM, Novell Square Off With MS, Red Hat in App Server Arena

IBM and Linux distributor Novell are strengthening their partnership in order to encourage cross-adoption of their respective platforms and products, especially in the small to medium-sized business space. The companies hope to erode market share inroads recently gained by Microsoft and Red Hat with...

Linux Foundation Borrows Novell’s Markus Rex for CTO Position

In the search for a new chief technology officer, The Linux Foundation has nabbed Markus Rex, a long-time Linux executive from Suse Linux and, more recently, Novell. While Rex will be working for The Linux Foundation, technically he's only on loan to the non-profit organization that's dedicated to a...

GPL ‘Last Call’ Aims to Make MS-Novell Deal Last of Its Kind

The Free Software Foundation has released the "last call" draft of version 3 of the GNU General Public License. The near-final draft simultaneously paves for the way for the controversial Microsoft-Novell Suse Linux distribution pact while at the same time inhibits similar deals from occurring again...

Novell: GPLv3 Could Be Risky Business

Public companies are required to note possible risk factors that investors need to be aware of, and one of the risk factors reported by Novell notes the uncertainty of the effects of the new and upcoming GNU General Public License, according to the company's annual United States Securities and Excha...

Latest GPL Draft Aims to Sink Microsoft-Novell Pact

Months after it planned to release the third discussion draft of the GNU General Public License Version 3, the Free Software Foundation has finally posted a draft on its Web site. GPLv3 is the first upgrade of the document in 16 years, when Version 2 was released. GPLv3 is a direct response to sever...

Novell Pulls Out All the Stops at BrainShare

Novell, maker of infrastructure software for the Open Enterprise, opened its BrainShare 2007 conference in Salt Lake City on Monday with a wide assortment of announcements trumpeting improvements and other software solutions to its line of Linux open source applications. From the upcoming release of...

SWsoft Packages Virtuozzo With Novell’s Suse Linux

SWsoft announced Thursday it will deliver its popular Virtuozzo server virtualization software in a new bundle with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10. The SWsoft bundle will be available through the SWsoft channel. Although Novell provided support and resources for the bundle, the company doe...

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