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03.13.07

Novell Loses Another Samba Developer

Posted in Novell, Samba, Servers at 5:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Following Samba’s protest against the Novell/Microsoft deal, as well as Jeremy Allison’s departure, Guenther Deschner is leaving as well. Bruce Perens has the details.

A reliable Novell source has sent me Samba team member Guenther Deschner’s farewell email to Novell staff and a follow-up from Lars Mueller, another Samba core team member. Of course Deschner left over Novell’s agreement with Microsoft and the bad-faith actions that Novell has taken regarding its GPL-licensed software in connection with that agreement.

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  1. shane said,

    March 13, 2007 at 9:57 am

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    I’m going to add a category, premonition.

    There is also an email exchange on Bruce’s entry, but is poorly formatted (in firefox anyhow). Here is the content:

    —————————————————————-
    From: Guenther Deschner
    Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:39:16 +0100
    Subject: [Users] Leaving

    Hi, today is my last day at Novell/SUSE. Thank you all for having a great time. I’m really proud to see the huge improvements that we accomplished in our products to make us the leading Linux distribution for Windows integration out of the box. The Samba Team has publically criticized the Novell/MS deal. I share that perception and made my own personal decision. Of course, I will continue to work on Samba in the future. You can always contact me at deleted or deleted.
    Best wishes, Guenther
    Guenther Deschner
    Novell / SUSE Labs Samba Team

    —————————————————————-

    From: Lars Mueller
    To: Guenther Deschner Subject:
    Re: [Users] Leaving
    Guenther,
    On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 10:39:16AM +0100, Guenther Deschner wrote:

    > > today is my last day at Novell/SUSE. The management still communicates not having lost any key people. For Samba you and Jeremy disproved this evidently to the public.
    > > Thank you all for having a great time. I’m really proud to see the huge
    > > improvements that we accomplished in our products to make us the leading
    > > Linux distribution for Windows integration out of the box.
    > > > > The Samba Team has publically criticized the Novell/MS deal. I share that
    > > perception and made my own personal decision.

    The ebay Germany has the motto ‘three, two, one, mine’. For the Novell’s Samba Team we might paraphrase this to ‘three, two, one, …’. I’m not sure yet what rhymes well to one. As a Novell spokesman said: We still have Nat and Miguel. Therefore I suggest to reimplement Samba in mono asap. Quad dual core CPU systems and 64 GB of memory might support it. Enough from the department of bad jokes for today. The last time you left I was unhappy. Instead of today I appreciate your step as I did Jeremy’s. I hope you’ll find a good working environment and make even the other enterprise Linux OS work well together with Microsoft products. Even and hopefully without a bloody contract. Service Pack 1 of Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 product will have the most advanced and state of the art Samba available at the moment. This is the result of Novell’s Samba teamwork. The future is left to the reader’s imagination. A huge thank you from my side for your hard work in the last two years! In particular as I’m aware of your team mates habit. :))
    Lars
    Lars Mueller
    Samba Team SUSE Linux, Germany
    —————————————————————-

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