Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 22:29 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Novell and Ximian Jeremy Allison (of Samba fame) has resigned from Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he calls 'a mistake' which will be 'damaging to Novell's success in the future'. His main issue with the deal, though, is "that even if it does not violate the letter of the licence, it violates the intent of the GPL licence the Samba code is released under, which is to treat all recipients of the code equally." He leaves the company at the end of this month.
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RE: awesome
by jakesdad on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 00:04 UTC in reply to "awesome"
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Until MS ditches the SMB protocol.

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RE[2]: awesome
by shotsman on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 06:59 in reply to "RE: awesome"
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If they do that they will seriously p**s of users of Older versions of Windows( 2000, XP) and their famed 'interoperability' claim goes up in smoke faster than a redmond barbie.
It will also IMHO probably start up EU Legal action against MS. After all, they were forced to open up all sorts of stuff in the past year. IANAL but I wonder if they did this they might just be in violation of thr EU ruling and thus in contempt of court ans liable to many millions of Euros a day in fines.

OTOH, the geeks amongst up might secretly like them to do this but i would not like to bet on it though

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RE[3]: awesome
by milles21 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 07:31 in reply to "RE[2]: awesome"
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It wouldn't affect interoperability at all, they would roll out the update via windows update rendering the use of SMB not necessary. Sure some organizations would still use it but they will do like they do with anything else promote the new standard as standard. Any one heard of Office compatibility pack sounds like a solutions to me. As far as the opening up as long as they show proof of NSS support or ZFS support they will be fine. Again Samba is not the end to all some people would like to belive it is but really it's not have you forgotten about NFS , Windows services for unix, and need I remind you that ZFS, NSS are open source

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