Samba's Big Step
Dec 25, 2007, 19:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)
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"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...'"