samba development

Sander Striker s.striker at
Wed Aug 16 07:44:53 GMT 2000

Luke, everyone,

I consider this announcement a very big loss. I haven't been around
long when it comes to Samba, but I know what achievements have been
made that can be lead back to Luke.
What made me worry over the last period has come true; conflicts
among team members lead to demotivation of certain team members, Luke
The appreciation becomes less and less and the attitude towards eachother
seems to be becoming more and more corporate. Good discussions are sometimes
killed by pulling rank; or pulling rank on a branch.
My personal view is that this is not the road to take. I like the samba
project and the idea of interopability with windows.

Luke, I wish you the very best and encourage you to show up on the mailing
lists once in a while. I guess we'll be seeing you around. What I have come
to know is that you don't go unnoticed when working on a project :-).


>i started on the nt domains for unix project on the basis of paul ashton's
>enthusiastic and "this can't be too hard" attitude, back in august 97.
>since then, with the encouragement of a number of people over the last
>three years, and with the discouragement of others, the nt domains
>protocols are now pretty well understood.
>due to that constant discouragement, i no longer find it as enjoyable to
>work on samba as i did.  the enjoyment from discovering new ground is no
>longer offset by the constant dismissal of the ideas and solutions that i
>come up with.
>those solutions come from a far-sighted understanding of what is involved,
>and what can be achieved.  i never intend to just "solve the problem at
>hand", i intend to think ahead of what can be achieved both now _and_ in
>the future.
>to that end, the constant dismissal of my development approach, the
>constant dismissal of coding solutions, the constant dismissal of designs,
>is just too much.
>if anyone can think of a solution to this, please let me know.  in the
>mean-time, i shall find other projects to work on.
>all the best,

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