Novell Layoffs Rumored

Sources close to the company say that, immediately prior to the Microsoft deal being announced, Novell began laying off employees. (Linux-Watch)

According to sources close to Novell, the Linux company has laid off numerous mid-level employees from several departments, including training and sales.

While Bruce Lowry, director of global public relations for Novell said, "We dont comment on rumors," one former employee said that he had been let go on Nov. 1.

This was the day before Novell announced its controversial alliance with Microsoft over Linux and patent IP (intellectual property) rights.

According to the ex-Novell staffer, "They let go of twenty or so employees in other departments yesterday. I dont know what has happened today since Im officially now out of the loop. Ive heard that there were other cuts in several departments though."

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