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Open Source Developer Andrew Tridgell Named Senior Researcher at Linuxcare, Inc.May 14, 1999, 14:46 (3 Talkback[s])
Samba Team Leader to Add Support Prowess, Development Expertise
May 13, 1999 -- Linuxcare, Inc., the leader in technical support, consulting, education, and product certification for Linux, announced today that it had named Open Source developer Andrew Tridgell to the position of Senior Researcher, Open Source Development. Tridgell is the original author and current team leader for the Samba software package, which provides a complete replacement for the networking services included in Windows NT, OS/2 Warp, Sun NFS, or Novell NetWare servers.
"Samba is a virtually ubiquitous Open Source application, depended upon by almost every Linuxcare customer," said David Sifry, Linuxcare Chief Technical Officer. "We are extremely pleased that Andrew has agreed to join the Linuxcare team. His appointment will only strengthen the Samba development effort, something we consider absolutely strategic, both for us and the Open Source community at large."
In addition to continuing to serve as Samba team leader, Tridgell's responsibilities at Linuxcare will include educational activities, Open Source application development, and technical support work on Samba, Jitterbug, rsync, and other applications in his areas of expertise. Tridgell will also remain a visiting fellow at Australian National University and will retain his links to the academic community, particularly in the area of high-performance computing.
"By joining Linuxcare, I have a marvelous opportunity to work full-time in the Open Source community from within a company that is committed to Open Source development," Tridgell said. "I believe that the success of the commercial support infrastructure that Linuxcare is developing is vitally important to the future of Linux and Open Source in the enterprise."
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