"Microsoft signed an agreement late December to release
previously secret code and data to the Samba and the open source
community. What will this mean for Samba, and how much will it
speed up development time why/why not?
"This should help speed up development of Samba quite a lot. It
is very time consuming to work out all the details of a new area of
these protocols by hand using protocol analysis off the wire, so
being able to instead just read a set of docs is a big time