In the latest bit of personnel-related news from beleaguered Linux software/services provider Novell Inc., Nuremburg, Germany-based SUSE Linux founder Hubert Mantel announced his resignation Tuesday via email to friends and business associates on one of the SUSE mailing lists.
Mantel, chief maintainer of the SUSE Linux kernel, simply said in the brief letter that he could no longer work for the company any longer. Novell
“This is no longer the company I founded 13 years ago,” Mantel reportedly wrote.
Novell corporate spokesman Bruce Lowry confirmed Mantels resignation to Ziff Davis Internet Wednesday afternoon.
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Novell also may ultimately divest itself of its consulting subsidiary, Celerant, which would mean another 500 employees off the Novell payroll. Messman was CEO of Celerants parent company, Cambridge, before Novell acquired it in 2001.
Editors Note: This story was changed to clarify Jack Messmans titles and work history.