"Astrum Inc., a software security company in Carrollton, Texas,
has filed suit against Novell Inc. Astrum claims that Novell
violated its contract regarding development of the mini-operating
system appliance that Novell launched last month. Novell's JeOS or
Just enough Operating System, is a miniature version of the SUSE
Linux Enterprise OS, which was created to help independent software
vendors develop or deploy new SUSE-based applications easier and
"Filed in U.S. District Court in Texas' Eastern Division, the
lawsuit contends that the two companies entered into a mutual
nondisclosure agreement on Oct. 25, 2006, to develop the software
appliance but Novell violated the agreement by revealing
confidential information to partners and customers..."
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