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December 1st, 2006, 10:16 AM
FOSS Workshop (7 December 2006)

The Novell Microsoft deal is causing ructions throughout the OSS community. Is this going to encourage companies to move to Linux, as Novell says, or is this a deal with the devil signifying the death of small OSS companies everywhere? Well, ask Novell yourself.

Peter Hunter, Cape Regional Manager for Novell will deliver a presentation that will cover the key aspects of the agreement reached between Novell and Microsoft, as well as why Novell pursued such an agreement with Microsoft, and the implications of this agreement for customers and the open source community.

If you have any thoughts you would like to share about the latest move in the OSS community, please be there and make yourself heard. We will also so be presenting our draft declaration for the FOSS Forum and would appreciate feedback on that also.

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you feel would be interested, but be aware that seating limited, so RSVP soon.

There will be a limited amount of time at the workshop for OSS companies to present innovative, new product offerings. Should you have an OSS product offering, please submit a short summary on the product and its relevance to the OSS sector to leigh.holt@citi.org.za and we will select companies to present their products at the workshop. If you have registered yourself for the event, well done! My apologies if you are receiving this invitation for a second time.


08h00-08h30 - Registration

08h30 - Welcoming address: Viola Manuel, Executive Director, CITI

09h00 - Understanding the Collaboration Agreement between Novell and Microsoft: Peter Hunter, Cape Regional Manager, Novell

09h45- 10h15 - Tea break

10h15 - Company presentations

11h15 - The FOSS Forum: Viola Manuel, Executive Director, CITI

11h30-12h00 - Discussion on ways forward for the FOSS Forum in 2007

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2006
Time: 08h00 - 12h00
Venue: 44 Wale Street, Cape Town
RSVP: email leigh.holt@citi.org.za, 021-409-7000 by no later than Tuesday, 5 December 2006

December 4th, 2006, 02:30 PM

"Dear CITI Community

Due to the overwhelming response to our 'Ask Novell' FOSS Forum, Novell SA has decided to fly in country manager, Stafford Masie to answer questions regarding the Microsoft deal. Those in the audience include outspoken critic UWC IT chief, Derek Keats who will open from the floor with questions he has over the deal.

This open and honest question and answer session will set the scene for CITI to present its draft FOSS declaration. Add to that, four exciting 15-minute presentations from local FOSS companies, and attendees are looking at one of the finest events of the year."

December 4th, 2006, 06:48 PM
please can someone attending that workshop take down minutes of the speakers on the microsoft/novell deal. very interested in what they have to say.