As Novell customers are probably finding out, Jack Messman (the walking corpse that had been Novell's CEO) has been kicked out of the airplane where he will pull the ripcord on his golden parachute. Also given the boot was Joseph Tibbetts, Novell's CFO.
The message with this information came from Ron himself, via mass e-mailing. The story will soon appear everywhere, and it will certainly be interesting to see if the market and industry views this to be as positive an event as I personally do.
It's no secret to readers of this blog that I felt Jack should have gone a long time ago. I had joked with co-workers that if we went to BrainShare '07, we'd buy a few hundred T-Shirts that said "SACK JACK" in huge letters, front and back. Looks like our wish was granted earlier than expected, but later than it should have been.
Shoulda bought that NOVL stock when it was below $6.....