Displaying items by tag: Andrew Tridgell

The PHP project has been forced to move its operations from its own git server to the Microsoft-owned software code repository GitHub after two malicious commits were discovered in the php-srx repository in the name of founder Rasmus Lerdorf and developer Nikita Popov.

Published in Security

The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 08 October 2016 07:37

Samba project loses senior developer

The open source Samba project has lost one of its senior contributors with the death of Lars Muller on 1 October.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 16 September 2016 10:02

Dronecode open-source claims questioned

A project that is managed by the Linux Foundation has indicated by its actions that its claims to be an open source grouping exist only in name.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11:13

Samba releases client for ChromeOS

The Samba project, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, has released a client for ChromeOS.

Published in Open Source

Eleven years after he rocked the Linux community by withdrawing the non-commercial version of BitKeeper, his source code management system, Larry McVoy has finally been forced to open source the application.

Published in Open Sauce

A Tasmanian lawyer has failed in his bid to get access to the source code of the poll counting application Easycount used for the WA Senate election in September 2013.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:13

New Samba release ready for download

For its developers, Samba 4 is the holy grail. When they make that release, they would be able to offer businesses, 80 per cent of whom use Active Directory for authentication, the freedom to choose a non-Windows server environment and yet enjoy all the benefits of Active Directory.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 22 January 2010 06:23

LCA 2010: Keeping patent trolls at bay

Free software is likely to come under increasing attack from patent holders in the years ahead and therefore developers themselves need to understand the basics of patents, free software luminary Andrew Tridgell said today.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 23:42

LCA 2010: Tridge and the art of education

It takes a lot of courage to set out on an unexplored course, especially when it comes to academia. There is nothing to compare with the withering scorn that one earns from this community if one sets out on an ambitious course - and then fails miserably.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 04:51

LCA 2010: an encounter with the other Andrew

Andrew Bartlett is the other Andrew. He's a team member of the famous Samba project, the brain child of the original Andrew - Tridgell.

Published in Open Sauce
Samba and Mono differ in the ways the two projects have chosen to deal with software patents in the implementation, according to renowned Samba developer Jeremy Allison.
Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 23 February 2009 20:23

Red Hat deal: when will we know more?

The agreement that Red Hat and Microsoft signed last week is something like a royal wedding - we all like the idea but we'd like to know a bit more about the demands made by the bride.
Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 02 February 2009 05:54

Our open source heroes are humans too

A great deal is being made of the fact that Linux creator Linus Torvalds has switched from using the KDE desktop to using GNOME, something he did many months ago, and something he mentioned in passing during an interview last month.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 30 January 2009 18:56

Active Directory for Linux draws closer

You may not consider it a "killer app" but one thing restricting Linux deployment in enterprises is an implementation of Microsoft's Active Directory (AD.) However, AD for Linux is on its way in Samba version 4 and is sure to annhilate a barrier to Linux adoption in business.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 12:26

Tridgell to teach FOSS course at ANU

Free software luminary Andrew Tridgell will be returning to his first love - academia - for some time beginning in April.
Published in Open Sauce
Microsoft knew of the possibility that Samba 4 could supplant Active Directory years ago, hence it was unlikely that the company would feel that it posed any additional threat to Windows Server now, Samba founder Andrew Tridgell said today.
Published in Open Sauce

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