"As part of LinuxWorld's AUUG 2003 coverage, Andrew offers his
thoughts on the local open source scene and the future of Samba, as
well as his own future, in this interview with Steven Deare.
"LinuxWorld: For those who can't get to the
AUUG conference, can you briefly outline what you'll be talking
"Andrew Tridgell: Over the last seven months I
have been building the basic infrastructure for Samba version 4. As
you know, Samba version 3 is only now nearing its final release,
but while that is an important release its scope is much narrower
than what we are aiming for in Samba4.
"I have called my AUUG talk 'Samba4--a new beginning' because it
is the largest change in Samba that we have yet attempted. It could
be called a complete rewrite, except it will be keeping some of the
better portions of Samba3 so perhaps the term 'major restructure'