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Consulting Times: A Baker's Dozen from Novell's Chris Stone

Dec 08, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Hiser)

[ Thanks to Wayne Slade for this link. ]

"1. Who is driving the strategic software conversations at Novell?

"Jack Messman and Chris Stone

"2. When and in what context was Novell's open source epiphany? Like, when did the stadium lights go on? What moment? Spare no self-effacing detail.

"When I was at Novell on my first tour of duty (with Eric Schmidt) in 1997, I was an open source advocate. I was pushing Linux into Novell back then but to no avail. So, no Stadium lights, just a penlight in the mens locker room. About 14 months ago, Jack and I realized we needed an 'event' to change Novell. We needed a platform shift and we needed to get ISV's, IHV's to look at us as 'relevant.' Identity and Resource management are growing parts of our strategy, but it wasn't enough..."

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