____/ Jerry McBride on Wednesday 21 May 2008 22:31 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Novell slapped with suit for new mini-OS
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>> | Astrum Inc., a software security company in Carrollton, Texas, has filed
>> | suit against Novell Inc. Astrum claims that Novell violated its contract
>> | regarding development of the mini-operating system appliance that Novell
>> | launched last month. Novell?s JeOS or Just enough Operating System, is a
>> | miniature version of the SUSE Linux Enterprise OS, which was created to
>> | help independent software vendors develop or deploy new SUSE-based
>> | applications easier and faster.
>> | Filed in U.S. District Court in Texas? Eastern Division, the lawsuit
>> | contends that the two companies entered into a mutual nondisclosure
>> | agreement on Oct. 25, 2006, to develop the software appliance but Novell
>> | violated the agreement by revealing confidential information to partners
>> | and customers. Then, after the prototype was successfully tested in
>> | November 2007, Novell engaged rPath of Raleigh, N.C., the following
>> | April to create the appliances based on SUSE Linux Enterprise.
>> | The suit alleged breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation,
>> | common law misappropriation, misappropriation of ideas and promissory
>> | ?estoppel,? or broken promises.
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The guys from Astrum were posting lots of comments in BoycottNovell where they
protested against Novell's back-stabbing. I didn't knew they were going to
file for a lawsuit.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | No Makefile, no business
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