GCN Tech Blog

By GCN Staff

Blog archive

Novell no longer does the Hula

Showing how not all open source roads lead to gold, Novell Inc., of Provo, Utah, has stropped contributing to the Hula project, an open source project the company itself initiated.

In early 2005, and with much fanfare, the company donated the e-mail and calendar functions of its NetMail enterprise collaboration server software to the open source community, calling the project Hula. Even then though, the software ran a distant third in market share, trailing after IBM Lotus Notes and falling way behind market leader Microsoft Exchange. Going open source did not improve matters any.

Hula now joins the ranks of Jini, Ingres and other corporate projects that failed to catch fire, even after being subjected to the open source development process.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Nov 29, 2006 at 9:39 AM


Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.