Novell Seibt Resignation, Formerly Prez of SUSE

NOVELL: Novell Announces Executive Departure
WALTHAM, Mass.–May 9, 2005 –Novell today announced that Richard Seibt has resigned his position as president of Novell® EMEA. Mr. Seibt was formerly president of SUSE LINUX, Inc., acquired by Novell in January, 2004.

Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell, said, “I would like to thank Richard for his contributions to Novell, especially in the transition and integration of the SUSE® LINUX business. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Seibt’s duties will be assumed by Ron Hovsepian, president, Worldwide Field Operations.

New Tiger Problems With Samba, AD

Tiger “Caged by SMB, Active Directory Problems
A number of sites running Apple’s new “Tiger” operating system are experiencing problems with SMB file sharing and authentication with Microsoft’s Active Directory, Ziff Davis Internet News has learned.

Although Apple Computer Inc.’s Tiger increases support for Server Message Block file sharing and Active Directory, several sources say that the Finder fails to log on to Windows and Linux Samba file servers.”

Info on MSFT’s Linux Lab Operation

Meet the Head of Microsoft’s Linux Lab
Before joining Microsoft about a year-plus ago, Hilf was instrumental in driving IBM’s Linux technical strategy for its emerging and competitive markets organization. Before his stint at IBM, Hilf was the senior director of engineering for eToys, where he helped build the company’s e-commerce business infrastructure. All told, Hilf has been involved with the open-source world for over a dozen years, he said.

Hilf says he spends a lot of time “making Linux more transparent to Microsoft managers.” He does a lot of educating around the open-source development, testing, deployment and licensing models, he said.

There is also a good set of interviews with Martin Taylor and Bill Hilf at Channel 9 that sheds some light Microsoft and Linux. Part 1 | Part 2