Jeremy Allison resigns from Novell

Ars Technica is reporting that top Samba hacker Jeremy Allison has resigned from Novell over the recent deal with Microsoft.

In case you're not aware, Samba is probably the most important open source project with regards to Windows interoperability. Samba powers Windows file sharing in virtually all flavours of Linux and most other Unix operating systems (including the Mac) and an immeasurable number of embedded devices (like Storage Area ...

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Google open source Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

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The Official Google Blog is reporting that Google have officially made their Google Web Toolkit product open source under the Apache 2.0 licence.

The Google Web Toolkit is a set of tools aimed at web developers wanting to build Ajax and similar rich interfaces into their applications and it provides some groundwork (mostly written in Java) to help web developers avoid reinventing the wheel when building rich web apps ...

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Stallman speaks out about MS-Novell

I know, I think we're all really bored of hearing this story now, but unless something major happens this is probably the last I'll say of it.

Richard Stallman, leader of the Free Software Foundation has publicly said that the Microsoft-Novell deal doesn't violate the GPLv2, but will be addressing the issue of patent licences for the third version of the GPL.

"What has happened is, Microsoft ...

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