Novell lead programmer quits company in protest

    Lead programmer Jeremy Allison quit Novell to protest its collaboration with Microsoft , News.com reported . Allison states that the agreement that Microsoft will not have claims against open-source developers is detrimental to the relationship between Linux distributors and the open-source community.

    Jeremy Ellison notes that the collaboration between Microsoft and Novell violates the principle of equal rights that the entire open-source community follows. Agreements between companies not only violate the rights of Novell's competitors: they protect far from all users and programmers working on Linux.

    The programmer goes to Google, where he will continue to work on the Samba project (this software allows Linux servers to distribute files through Windows networks). As you know, Google actively uses open-source applications in its work.

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