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