Stories by Todd R. Weiss and Eric Lai

Can IBM save OpenOffice.org from itself?

OpenOffice.org's biggest foe may be Microsoft Office, but critics say the open-source organization has, from its inception, also been one of its application suite's own worst enemies -- a victim of a development culture that differs radically from the open-source norm. Observers now wonder if IBM's entry into OpenOffice.org can make the necessary changes.

Novell users unfazed by Messman's ouster

Novell's decision to replace CEO Jack Messman with Ron Hovsepian may have been sudden, but it didn't shock many Novell customers and observers, who were unequivocal in praising Hovsepian's ascension. Until Thursday, Hovsepian had served as Novell's president and chief operating officer.