[Samba] Thank-you to Samba developers

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 15 20:42:52 MST 2013

On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 08:22 -0500, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 15:52 -0500, nicholas geovanis wrote:
> > Here's a short quote from a work-related email I sent earlier today,
> > announcing AD authentication from a linux VM. It expresses my awe at the
> > folks who write and maintain Samba, and it's long overdue from me:
> > It’s been 3 or 4 years since I configured Samba; it’s always a challenge
> > for me, mainly due to my poor understanding of MSoft networking. 
> +1  Samba I think often gets a bum wrap for 'complexity' by virtue of
> people just not understanding how MSoft intends it to work.
> > Then when it works,
> It is crazy amazing how well it works out-of-the-box.
> > I offer a silent prayer for those crazy Australians who
> > originated it. The pain they must have endured in getting it to work
> > boggles my mind. In that respect it may be the most impressive open-source
> > project out there, and they haven’t slowed-down in the least.
> +1
> BTW, they accept donations <http://www.samba.org/samba/donations.html>

We do, but what helps even more are patches, wiki contributions and

BTW, Samba is much more a Global project these days, there are very few
(it depends how you count us) active developers in Australia these days.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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