IT World: Samba Creator Takes Stand in Microsoft Case

“Andrew Tridgell, creator of the Samba server software used by
free and open-source software developers alike, made an important
contribution to the European Commission’s defense of its 2004
Microsoft Corp. antitrust ruling at the Court of First Instance
this week.

“Speaking slowly and loudly with his soft Australian accent,
Tridgell’s testimony was compelling not only because it seemed to
so effectively refute Microsoft’s arguments, but also because of
the way he characterized the world of software development and
Microsoft’s role in it…”