[wplug-announce] GUM: Novell's Linux Strategy Sat 2/7/2004

Beth Lynn bethlynn at wplug.org
Sun Feb 1 23:14:37 EST 2004


Next Saturday, February 7, 2004, WPLUG will be hosting a general users
meeting in Carnegie Mellon University's Newel-Simon Hall, room 1507
from 10am until 2pm. This meeting, as always, is open to the general 

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Topic: Novell's Linux Strategy
Speaker: Frank Tallarico
Host: Beth Lynn Eicher
Co-Hosts: Bill Moran and Brian Sammon

The Novell acquisition of Suse Linux is complete!! Novell has been very 
busy in the open source space in the past 9 months.  We have laid out our 
strategy for the Open Source Market, and have acquired leading companies 
in the Linux space like Ximian and Suse to compliment our strategy.  Join 
Frank Tallarico, a Novell Technical Specialist based in Pittsburgh at the 
Saturday, February 7 WPLUG meeting.  Frank's presentation will give an 
overview Novell's Linux Strategy, highlight current Novell solutions 
available on Linux and how they fit into Novell's One Net Vision, and give 
an update on the recent Suse acquisition.
The schedule for the meeting will goes as follows...
10am - 11am Donuts and other goodies in Newell Simon 1507
~ 11am Pizza orders will be taken. ($5 is the suggested contribution)
11:15-12:15ish "Novell's Linux Strategy" Talk in Newell Simon 1305
12:15-1:00 Geeks eating pizza in Newell Simon 1507
1:00-1:30 Hot topic du jour.
1:00-2:00 General socialization.
2:00 Meeting is called to conclusion.

Please try to arrive by 11am since the talk is in 1305. Just in case,
Brian Sammon will be in 1507 to usher latecomers to 1305.

Hope To See You There,
Beth Lynn

WPLUG upcoming attractions...
February 21	Movie Matinee: Revolution OS noon-3pm
March 6		General User Meeting: XFree86 10am-2pm
March 13	Installfest 10am-5pm

Name tags are offered to all meeting attendees free of charge,
just email Bill Moran with what you want it to say.
wmoran at potentialtech.com

Volunteers are still needed for this event!
Pizza troll: Go fetch the pizza when it arrives and bring it back to 1507.
Someone is already bringing donuts but other food donations will be 
If you wish to help in either of these areas, please email
bethlynn at wplug.org

If snow is a concern, we will email this list with a decision
either way by 9:30am. You can also call before you leave home 
412 268 8743 if we pickup the phone, we're here. If we don't, 
try back in a bit.

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