It’s been more than a year that Novell open sourced their collaboration product Netmail, under the name Hula. This was quickly hailed as a major step forwards for Linux-based groupware. Of late, however, things’ve been awfully quiet around Hula. The only explanation given on the Hula mailing list is that construction work is going on behind the scenes. At Brainshare 2006, finally some light was shed on exactly what Novells plans are for Hula and Netmail.