On December 21, word leaked out that lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison quit Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell alliance, unveiled in early November. Other than sharing the fact that he had taken a new job with Google, Allison said he couldn't provide specifics on his decision until some time after December 29, which would be his last day at Novell.
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The word is out: Lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison has quit Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell alliance, unveiled on November 1. What isn't widely known, at least so far, is that Allison is joining Microsoft rival Google. Here's what Allison had to say on his decision.