As part of a management reshuffle earlier this month, Chris Stone returned to Novell after having left the company in 1999. Yesterday, at the opening of Novell's BrainShare user conference here, Stone, whose position is now vice chairman, office of the CEO, served as ringmaster after announcing that CEO Jack Messman was absent due to medical reasons. Later in the day, Stone spoke with Computerworld's Michael Meehan and Don Tennant about the changes he and Messman plan to make at a company he says needs to "stop whining" and get more aggressive.
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