[Samba] Re: Samba wins eWeek and PC Magazine "Innovation in I
nfrastructure" (i3) award for best Enterprise Software !
Gregory, Paul (PS, GNF, Contractor)
Paul.Gregory at gnf.com
Fri May 10 05:49:02 GMT 2002
You should be able to tell from my signature that I am a UNIX sys admin
and an Oracle DBA.
I hate MS as much as you do, but I have realized that they control everything,
and we are going to have to live with it. I don't think anyone or thing can
ever fight them. Hell, Bill snubbs his nose at the US DOJ. You are preaching
to the choir. I work in an environment where interns think that MS wrote C & C++.
They have never been exposed to anything else. I use every opportunity to bash MS
and correct ignorance.
The problem I have is that I don't want to see the negative attitude impact
a great effort like Samba.
Cheers & have a beer.
From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton [mailto:lkcl at samba-tng.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 6:35 PM
To: Gregory, Paul (PS, GNF, Contractor)
Cc: Jeremy Allison; samba at samba.org; samba-technical at samba.org;
samba-announce at samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: Samba wins eWeek and PC Magazine "Innovation in
I nfrastructure" (i3) award for best Enterprise Software !
On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 05:32:51PM -0400, Gregory, Paul (PS, GNF, Contractor) wrote:
how are you? i don't believe we've met.
what do yo do for a living?
oh, i wrote the dce/rpc code which makes up samba's NT domain
infrastructure. i wrote a book about it. you can buy it
on amazon. it's called "dce/rpc over smb: samba and windows
nt domain internals".
> What is your problem?
it's a very long story. one that i can only assume, by your
attitude from your message, that would be totally wasted
to give you the benefit of the doubt in that respect, and to
answer your question partially:
things got really nasty a while back, and a few people got
jealous, couldn't handle that i might know a little bit more
than they do, and i was under such horrible pressure and
extremely nasty circumstances that i couldn't handle either.
in all, things went from really good and a lot of fun
to extremely nasty, in a very short space of time.
i wish that things were better than they were (i do
not wish that things were _as_ they were) such that
the shit that happened could never ever happen to me
OR to anyone else.
now it's extremely frustrating because the things that
need to happen still have not happened, and the users
of microsoft products are lining microsoft's pockets,
the US dept of Justice and the EU commission received
totally the wrong advice because they simply don't know
what's going on, and microsoft sure as hell isn't going
to tell them.
whenever i explain quite how much is involved, people are
shocked, do not believe it could be that difficult, do not
believe that it is true, are scared of the repercussions of
microsoft - including possibly being simply killed, do not
have the time or the money.
when in fact, as an example: any company that has more than 500
employees could easily pay for the development of an exchange
replacement by writing out the cheque for the license fees to
me and/or any good open source dcerpc development team and
subsequently never have to pay microsoft exchange license
> Sounds like you have a huge chip missing from your shoulder.
yes. and no.
yes. if you had the same kind of things happen to you as happened
to me, you would a) likely also have same b) not be writing
me such a blunt email.
no. i refuse to give up: i just go away for a while, to recover.
> Get over it!
well, that is going to take a hell of a lot.
are you going to help me to help you?
are _you_ going to fund the dcerpc.net projects?
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