Novell is the name of a company that invented a particular type of networking protocol. This protocol is often referred to as Novell, or Novell Netware. See also IPX.
A large company which provides network operating systems like NetWare and UNIXWare. Return
Founded by Jack Messman as as Novell Data Systems Inc. CEO Ray Noorda went on to found Caldera (see Caldera) with Ransom Love. (see Love, Ransom) The company was a pioneer in software and hardware for networks. It acquired the rights to AT&T's Unix source code in 1993. It sold some of the rights to them to The Santa Cruz Operation (aka old SCO) in 1995. Novell still claims it still maintains certain rights over the source code.