More from LinuxWorld Expo:
We got the Hula announcement went out today and www.project-hula.org is now open. This announcement was a really taxing effort for us to get ready—the time between identifying that it was the right thing to do and when the right time to do it (LinuxWorld, Boston) was pretty short. Getting everything together was a fast ride.
I continue to be impressed with the speed that Nat Friedman can get use his personal network to make things happen. Having OSS heavyweights like OSAF’s Mitch Kapor, Mozilla’s Mitch Baker, OSDL’s Stuart Cohen backing the project with their endorsements is all Nat’s doing.
Right after Jack Messman’s ketnote, Novell held a press conference and amid the other significant announcements from Novell, Hula commanded the first three or four questions. The Gartner Group’s Senior Analyst covering collaboration, Maureen Grey, called to ask questions (and remind us that we should give her at least a little heads-up on something of this magnitude). So, a good reception so far.
I haven’t used this blog to talk much about collaboration. And, I’ve been sitting on a half-composed rant about what has gone wrong with email (why do so many now loathe email, when it was once such a boon to doing business).
I’ll also probably do a fair amount of talking about GroupWise, which is Novell’s traditional full-featured collaboration offering. I cover marketing for GroupWise as well Hula/NetMail, and I’m getting ready to become very vocal about where we’re taking GroupWise, as seen in last week’s roadmap announcement.