RIP Ray Noorda

Ray Noorda passed away this week.

Back in the day Ray was a co-founder of Caldera (before they were evil). Back then they were doing some pretty amazing stuff with Linux and might have given RedHat a run for their money.

Rumor has it that Ray was pushing Novell to ditch their kernel and embrace Linux. Like the Sourceware Operating System Proposal it was visionary big perhaps a bit too forward thinking.

In hindsight they were both right. SUN eventually embraced Linux and open sourced Solaris and now Novell is diving in head first into Linux.


  1. Jazzpants

    RIP, Ray Noorda (from former Novell employee…from WAAAAY back in the NetWare 4.1 days…)






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