It seems there have been a few more departures from Novell in recent weeks.

“Reverend” Ted Haeger – a leading light in Novell & Linux Advocacy. I met with him briefly whilst at Novell, on one of his many flying visits to the UK, he certainly left an impression on me! 🙂

My good friend Roger, also pointed out that Robert Love – one of the key Linux desktop developers, and ex-primate, is also on his way to pastures new.

And some re-organization of the Linux structure within the company:

Novell dissolves its Linux Impact Team. To find out where some of the ex-LIT folks are, a website has been set-up to track them 🙂

For completeness sake, I should name-check a couple of S.u.S.E “alumni” sites:

I’m sure Novell will survive without these guys, but, as always, it will be a different place.


Back-dating of posts

April 4, 2007

I’ve probably broken some cardinal rule of blogging by back-dating a post…

… but in case you’re interested there’s a new “first” post, scroll all the way to the bottom!

Goodbye #2

March 26, 2007

So I just heard (well it was last week, but he asked me to keep it quiet until it was “public”), that one of my former Linux Technical Specialist colleagues at Novell, has decided to move on, he’ll soon be seen performing technical pre-sales activity at Opsware.

Nice one Matt, I hope you enjoy the ride!

(Why #2? I count myself as #1… well someone has to 😉 )

Novell Brainshare

March 24, 2007

I’m almost jealous of some of my former colleagues at Novell who are entertaining themselves in various ways at what has got to be the absolute best technical conference in the IT industry: Brainshare.

It’s just handy that Novell are located in Utah, home of what is described as “The Greatest Snow on Earth”, so Chris and the boys can at least enjoy a little bit of light recreation.

Hello & Goodbye SuSE.

March 13, 2007

This is a bit of a cheat (being a back-dated post), but I felt it was relevant enough to make the exception prove the rule.

13th March 2007 was my last day at Novell Inc. It was a fun 3 and a bit years, working with some spectacularly smart people – always a joy. This of course was post-SuSE acquisition, where I spent two happy years. I never thought I would describe a job as a happy place to be… but I don’t think I will ever work for a company that was as enjoyable and exhilarating as SuSE, truly a roller-coaster!
Goodbye SuSE.

Have a lot of fun…