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Jeremy Allison

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Nationality  British
Name  Jeremy Allison
Occupation  Programmer
Role  Computer programmer
Employer  Google
Known for  Samba
Website  www.samba.org/~jra/

Jeremy Allison
Born  1962 (age 52–53)
Similar People  Andrew Tridgell, Sergey Brin, David Drummond, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt

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Jeremy Allison is a computer programmer known for his contributions to the free software community, notably to Samba, a re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol, released under the GNU General Public License.

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Other contributions include the early versions of the pwdump password cracking utility.

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Free software evangelism

During his career, Jeremy Allison has consistently defended the free software approach:

  • He pitched making Vantive code free software to its founder.
  • He persuaded Michael Tiemann to use the GNU General Public License for Cygwin.
  • He similarly convinced Tim Wilkinson to put the Kaffe virtual machine for Java under the GPL.
  • He was involved in Silicon Graphics' decision to put XFS for Linux under the GPL.
  • This commitment to free software culminated with his decision to leave Novell in protest of a patent deal that was considered by many as a FUD attack on Linux and other free software, and by Allison as breaking section 7 of the GNU General Public License.

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    Jeremy Allison Wikipedia


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