Also at BrainShare, Novell will be showing that its not going it alone. Its partners are joining it in its move to Linux. For example, in recent weeks, Novell has announced a partnership with IBM to provide ISVs with the tools and resources they need to deploy and certify their applications on SuSE Linux and IBMs eServer and middleware platforms.Blue Lance Inc., a security software provider, will be launching a new network security monitoring and reporting product, LT Auditor+ for Syslogs V2, at BrainShare.This program is meant to help enterprises comply with regulatory and privacy requirements. It does this by enabling administrators to audit and monitor security event logs across Linux and Unix-based servers, network communications devices, and firewall appliances. In short, it will let you centrally monitor any application thats capable of generating Syslog messages. At the show, Novell will also be showing its support for the broader Linux community. On Monday, the company, along with companies like Oracle, Veritas and IBM will be announcing a greater partnership with the Free Standards Group, which in turn supports the Linux Standard Base, Linuxs preeminent standards-setting group. Sources close to Novell also say that while the company may not announce it at BrainShare, it is considering launching a community-based Linux. This project would be similar to Red Hats Fedora project. While all that will be exciting for the shows attendees, the one question that everyone will be seeking an answer for will be: Is Novell back? By the end of the week, the answer to that question should be a lot clearer. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.