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CNET News: Open-Source Leader Leaving Novell for Google

Dec 22, 2006, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Jeremy Allison, a high-profile open-source programmer, has resigned from Novell because of objections over its patent deal with Microsoft and is moving to Google.

"In his resignation letter, Allison said Novell's patent pact with Microsoft has crippled the Linux seller's relations with the open-source community. At Google, he'll continue his work on Samba, the open-source project he helped launch. Samba is software that lets Linux servers share files on Windows networks..."

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