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Samba's Big Step

Dec 25, 2007, 19:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"OK, so I was wrong.

"When Neelie Kroes proudly announced her deal with Microsoft over interoperability information, it seemed to me like a classic case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Worse, it suggested that the doddering European Commission had been finessed by Microsoft's deft lawyers, with an apparent slapdown for the company concealing its underlying victory over free software.

"But now we have this announcement from the people most affected by the deal, the Samba hackers, and they seem to paradigmatically 'over the moon...'"

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