Jeremy Allison

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Jeremy Allison
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Born1962 (age 58–59)
Known forSamba

Jeremy Allison is a computer programmer known for his contributions to the free software community, notably to Samba,[1] a re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol, released under the GNU General Public License.

Other contributions include the early versions of the pwdump password cracking utility.[2]


Free software evangelism[edit]

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

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.[3]


  1. ^ "In eigener Sache: DELUG-DVD". Linux Magazine. 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista password crackers - recovery, auditing, and PWDUMP tools
  3. ^ "Samba Team Asks Novell to Reconsider". Archived from the original on 15 May 2007.

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