"Michael Cowpland has agreed to sit on a small Ottawa company's
new advisory board, the former Corel Corp. boss's first
professional move since he left the software maker last month."
"Mr. Cowpland, who founded Corel and also co-founded Mitel
Corp., has joined the five-person technology advisory board of Zim
Technologies International Inc., a private company that specializes
in information management products and services. The move is
consistent with the vow he made when he stepped down at Corel to
get involved in smaller players working with the Linux operating
"Mr. Cowpland, who remains a director at Corel, also said that
he and others are on the verge of opening an incubator facility in
Hull, Que., for local Linux startups. The incubator, which would
provide infrastructure and guidance for smaller firms, will likely
be opened within the next couple of weeks, he said."