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Open-source shuffle at Novell
Written by Gizmo   
Friday, 22 December 2006 15:01

Jeremey Allison, a high-profile developer of Samba, has resigned from Novell to go to work at Google, where he will continue his work on Samba, as reported by CNET.  At the same time, Hubert Mantel (a co-founder of Suse Linux) has come back to Novell after leaving a year ago.  Mr. Allison decided to leave Novell because he felt that even if the Microsoft-Novell pact "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."  Mr. Mantel, on the other hand, has come back to Novell because he thinks "it is a good thing, especially for the users."

"We wish him the best," Bruce Lowry, Novell spokesman, commented on Mr. Allison's departure.  He went on to observe that Novell still employs two Samba developers.

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