Employment Agreement - Novell Inc. and Craig A. Dynes


June 17, 2002



Mr. Craig A. Dynes
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
SilverStream Software, Inc.
Two Federal Street
Billerica, MA  01821-3559


Dear Craig:

As you know, Novell, Inc. ("Novell") has entered into a merger agreement with
SilverStream Software, Inc. ("SilverStream"), dated June 9, 2002, (the "Merger
Agreement"), pursuant to which Delaware Planet Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Novell ("Novell Subsidiary") will make a cash tender offer to acquire all of
the outstanding stock of SilverStream (the "Offer"). After consummation of the
Offer, Novell Subsidiary will be merged with and into SilverStream, with
SilverStream becoming the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Novell (the "Merger").

The purpose of this letter agreement is to (i) confirm the terms of your
continued employment with SilverStream or Novell for a minimal period of 2
months after consummation of the merger, and (ii) confirm your reaffirmation of
the terms of SilverStream's Standard Employee Agreement, as set forth on Exhibit
A (the "SilverStream Agreement"), or, if you have not previously executed the
SilverStream Agreement, your agreement to the terms of the SilverStream
Agreement, in either case as further modified by this letter; provided, however,
that the foregoing shall not become effective if the Merger is not consummated.
More specifically, in consideration of the position and benefits outlined in
this letter, to induce Novell to enter into the Merger Agreement and to perform
its obligations thereunder, and for other good and valuable consideration, the
receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, by signing this
letter, you agree to the reaffirmation of the SilverStream Agreement, or, in the
event you have not previously executed the SilverStream Agreement, to execute
the SilverStream Agreement, in either case as further modified by this letter;
provided, however, that the foregoing shall not become effective if the Merger
is not consummated. You will have the following title and be eligible for the
following benefits after the Merger:

         -        After consummation of the Merger, you will be employed by
                  SilverStream or Novell in your current position of Vice
                  President, Chief Financial Officer with a rate of pay equal to
                  $7,916.66 semi-monthly (less applicable withholding), which is
                  $190,000.00 annualized (less applicable withholding), payable
                  in accordance with SilverStream's or Novell's payroll
                  practices. Such rate of pay is exclusive of bonuses,
                  commissions and other incentive pay you may receive during
                  your employment.

         -        If the Merger is consummated, your outstanding SilverStream
                  stock options, whether or not vested or exercisable as of the
                  date of the consummation of the Merger, will be assumed by
                  Novell and converted into stock options to acquire Novell
                  stock (subject to the Merger's exchange ratio, as will be set
                  forth in the Merger Agreement), with continued vesting and
                  exercisability in such options on the vesting and
                  exercisability schedule effective immediately prior to their
                  assumption.

         -        If the Merger is consummated, if your employment with
                  SilverStream or Novell is terminated (i) due to your
                  resignation or (ii) by SilverStream or Novell for any reason
                  other than Cause (as defined below), after the consummation of
                  the Merger; provided in either case you execute, and do not
                  revoke, a release of claims in a form satisfactory to Novell,
                  you will receive severance benefits in an amount that is equal
                  to one year of your then current annual base salary, as in
                  effect immediately prior to your termination of employment.
                  Such severance benefits shall be in lieu of any severance
                  program or plan maintained by SilverStream or Novell, and
                  shall be paid to you in one lump sum (less applicable
                  withholding) after your termination of employment with
                  SilverStream or Novell in accordance with SilverStream's or
                  Novell's payroll practices.


                        In addition, if the Merger is consummated, with respect
                        to the SilverStream stock options that were granted to
                        you in connection with your employment by SilverStream
                        prior to the date of this agreement, if your employment
                        is terminated (i) due to your resignation or (ii) by
                        SilverStream or Novell for any reason other than cause
                        after the consummation of the Merger, then that portion
                        of such stock options that would have become vested and
                        exercisable within the one year period after your
                        termination of employment, shall become vested and
                        exercisable as of the date of your termination of
                        employment with SilverStream or Novell and such option
                        shall remain exercisable for the period specified in the
                        relevant stock option plan or agreement; the remaining
                        unvested options shall be forfeited.

         -        Novell intends to continue SilverStream's current employee
                  benefits programs after the Merger through December 31, 2002.
                  While you are employed by SilverStream or Novell, you will be
                  eligible to participate in these employee benefit programs at
                  the same levels and with the same benefits, in the aggregate,
                  as other similarly-situated employees of SilverStream or
                  Novell. If the Merger is consummated, if your employment with
                  SilverStream or Novell is terminated (i) due to your
                  resignation or (ii) by SilverStream or Novell for any reason
                  other than Cause, after the consummation of the Merger, if you
                  elect to receive healthcare benefits under COBRA, Novell will
                  make COBRA healthcare (medical and dental) payments on your
                  behalf to the applicable medical and/or dental insurance
                  provider for a period that is no longer than 12 months after
                  your termination of employment.

         -        Provided that you remain employed by SilverStream or Novell
                  for a minimum of 2 months after the consummation of the
                  Merger, or such longer period as mutually agreed to between
                  you and SilverStream or Novell, you will receive a cash stay
                  bonus equal to 50% of your base salary earned during the stay
                  period (excluding vacation hours taken), plus an additional
                  month's base salary (less applicable withholding). This stay
                  bonus will be paid to you after your termination of employment
                  with SilverStream or Novell in accordance with SilverStream's
                  or Novell's payroll practices. If you voluntarily resign from
                  SilverStream or Novell prior to the end of the requested stay
                  period or are terminated by SilverStream or Novell for Cause
                  prior to the end of the requested stay period, you will not
                  receive any portion of the stay bonus. If your employment with
                  SilverStream or Novell terminates for any reason other than
                  that provided in the preceding sentence, you will be entitled
                  to the stay bonus that you would have been provided if you
                  remain employed by SilverStream or Novell for the entire stay
                  period.

         -        As a condition to receiving the title and benefits described
                  above in connection with your continued employment with
                  SilverStream or Novell after consummation of the Merger, you
                  must reaffirm your acceptance to the terms of the SilverStream
                  Agreement in its entirety, or, if you have not previously
                  executed the SilverStream Agreement, you agree to execute the
                  SilverStream Agreement, except that in either case, the
                  SilverStream Agreement shall be amended to provide that (i)
                  the non-solicitation period in Section 3 thereof shall
                  continue for a period of two years after your termination or
                  cessation of employment for any reason, (ii) the term
                  "Company" shall be amended to mean the Company and all of its
                  subsidiary and affiliated companies as they may exist from
                  time to time, whether or not you are employed by any such
                  subsidiary or affiliated companies, (iii) the second sentence
                  of Section 6(d) shall be deleted, and (iv) the term
                  "Development" shall be amended to include intellectual
                  property owned by you, or in which you have an interest, that
                  is or has been incorporated in a Company product, service,
                  process, software or other property. In addition,

                  after consummation of the Merger, you will be required to
                  execute Novell's Code of Business Ethics, which is required
                  for all employees of Novell and its subsidiaries.

For purposes of this letter, "Cause" shall mean your (i) demonstrably willful or
deliberate violation of your obligations with respect to your employment with
SilverStream or Novell, (ii) engaging in willful misconduct which is injurious
to SilverStream or Novell or their affiliates, (iii) committing a felony, an act
of fraud against or the misappropriation of property belonging to SilverStream
or Novell or their affiliates, (iv) breaching, in any material respect, terms of
any confidentiality or proprietary information agreement between you and
SilverStream or Novell, or (v) breaching any written noncompetition or
nonsolicitation agreement between you and SilverStream or Novell.

Please signify acceptance of this offer of continued employment with
SilverStream or Novell, as well as your reaffirmation of the SilverStream
Agreement, or, in the event you have not previously executed the SilverStream
Agreement, you execute the SilverStream Agreement, in either case as further
modified by this letter, by executing this letter agreement. You must return an
executed copy of this letter agreement and an executed copy of the SilverStream
Agreement, if you have not previously executed such agreement, to Alan Friedman
at Novell's Cambridge, MA headquarters no later than Monday, June 17, 2002.
Please understand that your employment with SilverStream or Novell constitutes
at-will employment.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this letter, please contact me.

Sincerely,




Alan J. Friedman
Senior Vice President, People

ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED


/s/ Craig A. Dynes
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Craig A. Dynes


Dated: June   17  , 2002.
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                                    EXHIBIT A

                    SILVERSTREAM STANDARD EMPLOYEE AGREEMENT




                    SILVERSTREAM STANDARD EMPLOYEE AGREEMENT

This agreement is made between SilverStream Software Inc. (the "Company"), and
__________________________________________ (the "Employee").

In consideration of the employment or the continued employment of the Employee
by the Company, the Company and the Employee agree as follows:

1.   PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

a) The Employee agrees that all information, whether or not in writing, of a
   private, secret or confidential nature concerning the Company's business,
   business relationships or financial affairs (collectively, "Proprietary
   Information") is and will continue to be the exclusive property of the
   Company. In order to illustrate this definition, Proprietary Information may
   include, without limitation, inventions, products, processes, methods,
   techniques, formulas, compositions, compounds, projects, developments, plans,
   research data, clinical data, financial data, personnel data, computer
   programs, customer and supplier lists, and contact at or knowledge of
   customers or prospective customers of the Company, as well as materials and
   tangible property of customers of the Company or suppliers to the Company.
   The Employee will not communicate any Proprietary Information to any person
   or entity other than employees of the Company or use Proprietary Information
   for any purpose (other than in the performance of his/her duties as an
   employee of the Company) without written approval by an officer of the
   Company, either during or after his/her employment with the Company, unless
   and until such Proprietary Information has become public knowledge without
   activity by the Employee.

b) The Employee agrees to return promptly to the Company, upon (i) a request by
   the Company or (ii) termination of his/her employment, whichever is earlier,
   all Proprietary Information and all tangible property furnished to or
   prepared by the Employee in the course of or relating to his/her employment.
   After such delivery, the Employee shall not keep any Proprietary Information
   or copies of Proprietary Information or any such tangible property.

2.   DEVELOPMENTS

a) The Employee will make full and prompt communication to the Company of all
   inventions, improvements, discoveries, methods, developments, software, and
   works of authorship, whether patentable or not, which are created, made,
   conceived or reduced to practice by him/her or under his/her direction or
   jointly with others during his/her employment by the Company, whether or not
   during normal working hours or on the premises of the Company (collectively,
   "Developments").

b) The Employee agrees to transfer and does hereby transfer to the Company (or
   any person or entity designated by the Company) all his/her rights, title and
   interest in and to all Developments and all related patents, patent
   applications, copyrights and copyright applications. However, this paragraph
   2(b) shall not apply to Developments which do not relate to the present or
   planned business or research and development of the Company and which are
   made by the Employee not during normal working hours, not on the Company's
   premises and not using the Company's tools, devices, equipment or Proprietary
   Information. If this Agreement is interpreted under the laws of any state
   that does not permit a requirement in an employee agreement to assign certain
   classes of inventions made by an employee, this paragraph 2b will be
   interpreted not to apply to any invention which a court rules and/or the
   Company agrees falls within such classes.

c) In the event that the Company decides that any Development is copyrightable
   or patentable or otherwise registrable, the Employee agrees to assist the
   Company (at its expense) in obtaining and maintaining letters, patents, or
   other applicable registrations and in vesting the Company with full title. If
   the Company is unable to obtain the signature of the Employee on any document
   necessary to apply for, prosecute, obtain, or enforce any patent, copyright,
   or other right or protection relating to any Development, the Employee
   irrevocably appoints the Company and each of its authorized officers and
   agents as the Employee's agent to


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    do all lawfully permitted acts to further the prosecution, issuance, and
    enforcement of patents, copyrights, or other rights or protection with the
    same force and effect as if executed and delivered by the Employee.

3.  NON-SOLICITATION AND NON-COMPETITION

While the Employee is employed by the Company and for a period of one year
after the termination or cessation of such employment for any reason, the
Employee will not directly or indirectly

a)  recruit, solicit, hire or engage as an independent contractor, any employee
    of the Company, or induce or attempt to induce any employee of the Company
    to terminate his/her employment with the Company;

b)  solicit, divert or take away, or attempt to divert or to take away any of
    the clients, customers or accounts, or prospective clients, customers or
    accounts, of the Company which were contacted, solicited or served by the
    Employee while employed by the Company.

In addition, if the Employee is a Vice President-, Director- or Senior
Developer-level employee, then, for a period of one year after the termination
or cessation of such employment for any reason, the Employee will not directly
or indirectly in the geographic territory or territories where the Company does
business, as an individual proprietor, partner, officer, employee, director,
joint venturer, consultant or in any other capacity whatsoever (other than as
the holder of not more than one percent of the combined voting power of the
outstanding stock of a publicly held company), develop, design, produce,
market, sell or render (or assist any other person in developing, designing,
producing, marketing, selling or rendering) products or services competitive
with those developed, designed, produced, marketed, sold or rendered by the
Company while the Employee was employed by the Company;

If any restriction set forth in this Section is found by any court of competent
jurisdiction to be unenforceable because it extends for too long a period of
time or over too great a range of activities or in too broad a geographic area,
it shall be interpreted to extend only over the maximum period of time, range
of activities or geographic area as to which it may be enforceable.

4.  OTHER AGREEMENTS

The Employee hereby states that, except as the Employee has disclosed in
writing to the Company, the Employee is not obligated by the terms of any
agreement with any previous employer or other party to not use or communicate
any trade secret or confidential or proprietary information in the course of
his/her employment with the Company or to not compete, directly or indirectly,
with the business of such previous employer or any other party. The Employee
further states that he/she will not disclose to the Company, or use, or induce
the Company to use, any proprietary information or trade secrets of others.

5.  NOT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

The Employee understands that this Agreement is not a contract of employment
and does not mean that his/her employment will continue for any period of time.
The Employee understands that all employment with the Company is on an "at
will" basis.

6.  MISCELLANEOUS

a)  Even if one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is found to be
    unenforceable or invalid, the remainder will remain valid and enforceable.

b)  This Agreement replaces all previous agreements, written or oral, between
    the Employee and the Company relating to the subject matter of this
    Agreement. This Agreement may not be modified, changed, or terminated in
    whole or in part, except by an agreement in writing signed by the Employee
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c) No failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right under this Agreement
   by the Company or the Employee will be a waiver of this Agreement.

d) This Agreement will be binding upon the Employee's heirs, executors and
   administrators and may be assigned by the Company and its successors and
   assigns. The Employee expressly consents to be bound by the provisions of
   this Agreement for the benefit of the Company or any subsidiary or affiliate
   of the Company to whom the Employee may be transferred without the necessity
   that this Agreement be re-executed at the time of such transfer.

e) The restrictions contained in this Agreement are necessary for the protection
   of the business and goodwill of the Company and are considered by the
   Employee to be reasonable for such purpose. The Employee agrees that any
   breach of this Agreement is likely to cause the Company substantial and
   irrevocable damage and therefore, in the event of any such breach, the
   Employee agrees that the Company, in addition to such other remedies which
   may be available, shall be entitled to specific performance and other
   injunctive relief.

f) This Agreement is to be interpreted by the laws of the Commonwealth of
   Massachusetts. Any legal proceeding which is commenced to resolve any
   dispute arising under this Agreement shall be commenced only in a court of
   the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (or, if appropriate, a federal court
   located within Massachusetts), and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of
   such court.

THE EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE HAS CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND
UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT.

WITNESS                       SILVERSTREAM SOFTWARE INC.

Date:                         By:
     _________________           ____________________________________
                                 Charles C. Cabot III, Vice President
                                 Human Resources

                              EMPLOYEE:


                              _______________________________________
                              Signature

                              Date:
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