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Forget software politics for a minute -- what does the new Samba licensing mean for the version you're actually running, and for the distribution that packages it for you? Samba maintainer Jeremy Allison explains.
Jeremy Allison is a long-time free software advocate and a lead developer of Samba. He has given a talk on why Samba chose the GNU GPL version 3 on several occasions, and we wanted to highlight that talk again as part of our series.
Jeremy Allison's contributions to the free software world are legion, and yet the project he's best known for continues to be Samba, the open implementation of some of Microsoft's most important networking protocols.
Jeremy Allison is co-creator of Samba (the other being Andrew Tridgell), and has been working on the project since its inception 16 years ago. Allison is also the Scan Samba Project Leader. He continues our discussion of open source vs.
In the most recent episode of the Software Freedom Law Show--released early for holiday travelers--Jeremy Allison talks about his resignation from Novell, the first time he discovered a GPL violation at Samba, and why complying with the license is pretty easy. "What I keep trying to get over, get across to people, especially corporate legal types, is 'We want you to use our stuff.
I spent the last few days reading The Craft of Text Editing, a book on the design of text editors.It focuses mainly on editors based on Emacs, but many of the principles apply to all other text editors [...] Since most people spend a large portion of their time inside of their text editor, I believe it is important to understand the basic