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InfoWorld: Ex-Novell execs [Timpanogas] plan open-source NetWare

Aug 21, 2000, 16:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"A company led by former Novell executives said Thursday it plans to build an open-source operating system that will be compatible with Novell's NetWare. Timpanogas Research Group (TRG), based in Novell's home state of Utah, hopes to offer its NetWare-compatible OS to Novell customers in the second half of 2001, the company said in a statement."

"Dubbed MANOS (Metropolitan Area Network Operating System), the proposed operating system will be based on a software kernel similar to the kernel at the heart of Novell's own NetWare SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) operating system, Timpanogas said."

"One of the authors of the MANOS kernel is Jeff Merkey, TRG's chief executive officer, a former chief scientist at Novell. While at Novell, Merkey was one of the engineers who wrote the original NetWare kernel, according to TRG."

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