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[3]: awesome
by milles21 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 07:31 UTC 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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