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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by IJ Reilly, Oct 10, 2006.
He did a lot to make Novell strong, but then, he starting buying things to fight Microsoft: Digital Research, WordPerfect, and UNIXWare. When that didn't work, he went out on his own and started Caldera to fight Microsoft with a lawsuit over DR-DOS. Then, they bought SCO's name and business and fought everyone else.
"Innovation through litigation" sounds familiar.
Yep, Novell is a pretty tarnished legacy nowadays. Yet another company steamrolled by M$ when Windows really hit its stride in the mid-90s. Still, Noorda was a legendary guy who deserved his props for really making widespread PC-based LANs a reality. RIP.
The whole SCO-thing is not by Noorda. Noorda was not running the Canopy Group (his VC-firm that owned SCO) at the time. Basically Noorda is the Good Guy here. The person to blame in this case is Ralph Yarro