===================================================================== This file is for thanks to individuals or organisations who have helped with the development of Samba, other than by coding or bug reports. Their contributions are gratefully acknowledged. Please refer to the manual pages and change-log for a list of those who have contributed in the form of patches, bug fixes or other direct changes to the package. Contributions of any kind are welcomed. If you want to help then please contact Andrew.Tridgell@anu.edu.au, or via normal mail at Andrew Tridgell 3 Ballow Crescent Macgregor, A.C.T 2615 Australia ===================================================================== Lee Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) Charles Fox (email@example.com) Dan Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org) Paul Leach (email@example.com) Isaac Heizer (firstname.lastname@example.org) These Microsoft people have been very helpful and supportive of the development of Samba over some years. Lee very kindly supplied me with a copy of the X/Open SMB specs. These have been invaluable in getting the details of the implementation right. They will become even more important as we move towards a Lanman 2.1 compliant server. Lee has provided very useful advice on several aspects of the server. Lee has also provided me with copies of Windows NTAS 3.1, Visual C and a developers CD-ROM. Being able to run NT at home is a great help. Charles has helped out in numerous ways with the provision of SMB specifications and helpful advice. He has been following the discussion of Samba on the mailing list and has stepped in regularly to clarify points and to offer help. Dan has put me in touch with NT developers to help sort out bugs and compatability issues. He has also supplied me with a copy of the NT browsing spec, which will help a lot in the development of the Samba browser code. Paul was responsible for Microsoft paying my flight to Seattle for the first CIFS conference (see http://samba.org/cifs) and has been generally helpful and cooperative as the SMB community moves towards an Internet-ready specification. Isaac has regularly provided help on the behaviour of NT networks. Bruce Perens (email@example.com) In appreciation of his effort on Samba we have sent Andrew copies of various Pixar computer-graphics software products. Pixar is best known for its "Renderman" product, the 3-D renderer used by ILM to make special effects for "Terminator II" and "Jurassic Park". We won the first Oscar given to a computer graphic animated feature for our short film "Tin Toy". Our retail products "Typestry" and "Showplace", incorporate the same renderer used on the films, and are available on Windows and the Macintosh. Henry Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) Henry sent me a M202 ethernet print server, making my little lan one of the few home networks to have it's own print server! ``Microplex Systems Ltd. is a manufacturer of local and wide area network communications equipment based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Microplex's first products were synchronous wide area network devices used in the mainframe communication networks. In August 1991 Microplex introduced its first LAN product, the M200 print server, the first high performance print server under US$1,000.'' Tom Haapanen (email@example.com) Tom sent me two 16 bit SMC ethernet cards to replace my ancient 8 bit ones. The performance is much better! Software Metrics Inc. is a small custom software development and consulting firm located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We work with a variety of environments (such as Windows, Windows NT and Unix), tools and application areas, and can provide assistance for development work ranging from a few days to to multiple man-year projects. You can find more information at http://www.metrics.com/. Steve Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) Steve sent me 16Mb of ram so that I could install/test NT3.5. I previous had only 8Mb ram in my test machine, which wasn't enough to install a properly functioning copy of NTAS. Being able to directly test NT3.5 allowed me to solve several long standing NT<->Samba problems. Thanks Steve! John Terpstra (email@example.com) Aquasoft are a specialist consulting company whose Samba-using customers span the world. Aquasoft have been avid supporters of the Samba project. As a token of appreciation Aquasoft have donated a 486DX2/66 PC with a 540MB EIDE drive and 20MB RAM. John has helped to isolate quite a few little glitches over time and has managed to implement some very interesting installations of Samba. The donation of the new PC will make it possible to more fully diagnose and observe the behaviour of Samba in conjuction with other SMB protocol utilising systems. Timothy F. Sipples (tsipple@vnet.IBM.COM) Steve Withers (swithers@vnet.IBM.COM) Tim and Steve from IBM organised a copy of the OS/2 developers connection CD set for me, and gave lots of help in getting OS/2 Warp installed. I hope this will allow me to finally fix up those annoying OS/2 related Samba bugs that I have been receiving reports of. Keith Wilkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) Keith from NEC in England very generously supplied a PC to Luke Leighton to help with his nmbd development work. At the same time Keith offered to help me with some new hardware, and he sent me a pentium motherboard with 32MB of ram onboard. This was very helpful as it allowed me to upgrade my aging server to be a very powerful system. Thanks!