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LinuxPlanet: Novell's New CTO/EVP Mulls 2006 Linux Strategy

Dec 29, 2005, 21:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"During his first month on the job at Novell, Dr. Jeffrey ("Jeff") Jaffe has roved the globe, culling ideas from his new colleagues about company strategy around Linux and open source in 2006 and future years to come.

"'It's important to get a hearing of ideas. We can then choose which ideas fit best with where the market is going with open source,' according to Jaffe, a former IBM and Lucent exec recently named to the newly created post of CTO/EVP at Novell.

"So far, his travels have taken him to Novell facilities in places ranging from Cambridge, MA and Provo, UT to China, India, and Germany, the original home of Novell's SUSE Linux acquisition.

"'I've been impressed with the quality of Novell workforce as well as with the fusing of different cultures,' Jaffe said, in an interview with LinuxPlanet..."

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