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FOSS folk who make us proud

http://www.itwire.com

Five days ago, three members of the free and open source software community finally heaved a sigh of relief and wiped the sweat from their brows after winning a battle they had waged for years.

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EU antitrust case over: Samba receives interoperability information

http://www.fsfeurope.org

In 2004 the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of monopoly abuse in the IT marketplace and demanded that complete interoperability information be made available to competitors. Microsoft objected to this decision and was overruled in September 2007 by the European Court of First Instance (CFI). The CFI found Microsoft guilty of deliberate obstruction of interoperability and upheld the obligation for Microsoft to share its protocol information.

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Open-source Samba gets inside look at Microsoft specs

http://www.news.com

A complicated third-party arrangement means that the open-source Samba project will be able to make use of proprietary documents describing Microsoft file-sharing software.

Samba, governed by the General Public License (GPL), lets Unix or Linux servers behave like Windows machines used to share files over a network and control networked printers. But the effort has been difficult: Microsoft doesn't go out of its way to share the details of the protocols; patent infringement concerns also have appeared more than once.

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Einstein's definition of insanity...

http://www.linuxformat.co.uk

Jeremy Allison, Samba coder and Google Linux evangelist, looks at past and present efforts to bring standards to computing. Specifically, he looks at Microsoft's attempt to fast-track its Office Open XML file format through the ISO standardisation process. Read on for Jeremy's musings...

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FSFE & Samba interview about Microsoft anti-trust

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

When Monday’s anti-trust verdict was announced, the FSFE and Samba team talked to the gathered journalists and then sat down for a group interview with Sean Daly.

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Expert tricks for Nautilus

http://www.linux.com

Nautilus, the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, can help you perform tasks from browsing the filesystem to accessing Samba shares on your local network or FTP sites on the Internet -- and more. Here are a couple of tips and tools that will allow you to open a terminal window from Nautilus and resize and rotate images without opening any other program.

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Samba Adopts GPLv3 for Future Releases

http://news.samba.org

After internal consideration in the Samba Team we have decided to adopt the GPLv3 and LGPLv3 licences for all future releases of Samba.

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