Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 14:09 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Novell and Ximian Novell's board of directors on Thursday named Ron Hovsepian CEO and president to replace Jack Messman, and ousted the company's chief financial officer. In a conference call on Thursday, company executives said the changes were made to accelerate the growth at Novell, which has had disappointing financial results, particularly in its Linux business.
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Really funny
by edasque on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 16:18 UTC
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Hah hah,

this is really funny. Hovsepian is such a shark, he's been manipulating people at all level for this purpose only.

Not that Jack was any better (he was clueless about the product, direction and Linux) but the new CEO is only interested in his own carreer, not the company, nor its employees. Novell is even more borked now than it was after the Suse acquisition (an all time high).

After the tumultuous Suse/Ximian in fighting (KDE vs Gnome, SLUX vs Groupwise vs Hula, Red Carpet vs whatever the Suse thingie is called, SUSE management vs Ximian management), it's a new year of failure for Novell.

I hope Mono & Hula get out unscathed.

Edited 2006-06-22 16:20

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RE: Really funny
by segedunum on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 18:20 in reply to "Really funny"
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this is really funny. Hovsepian is such a shark, he's been manipulating people at all level for this purpose only.

It would be funny if only that Novell are flushing their whole business away. Hovsepian is a real shark, and has no core understanding of what's going on at all. Take Hovsepian's statement since becoming CEO:

"I want to assure you that Novell will remain focused on aggressively executing our Open Enterprise strategy. This is an enterprise that leverages a mixed source environment and takes advantage of open standards-based commercial software and the best the open source world has to offer. We have already made an excellent start. We're working with customers around the world that service multiple industries and institutions to ensure that our Open Enterprise strategy is customized to meet their needs."

All the same buzzwords and all this mixed source and standards-based rubbish. It could have been written by Messman. Hovsepian is a guy who hasn't been at Novell very long at all, other people have been passed over for him and he's still regurgitating what he's heard. What Kind of message does that send out to Novell's employees. I always think companies should recruit from within for a position like this, and if they can't, well, the whole company is screwed.

Edited 2006-06-22 18:23

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RE[2]: Really funny
by cendrizzi on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 20:59 in reply to "Really funny"
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Funny that you seem to be against (?) Novell enough to actually post the same thing twice.

Kinda silly really.

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RE[3]: Really funny
by edasque on Wed 28th Jun 2006 15:37 in reply to "Really funny"
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Why would I be against Novell ? Both OSnews & /. posted the same thing and I posted the same comment ? What's wrong about that ?

As for being against Novell, I am not sure why you say that. I do however know the actors in this drama pretty well.

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