John Terpstra of the Samba Team I had the honor and pleasure of hearing John Terpstra speak last evening at the monthly meeting of the Boston Network Users Group. John is best known as a co-founder of Samba and current member of the Samba Team along with Andrew Tridgell and many others. From the Samba website, "Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.".

John gave two talks at the meeting, the first on Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS), and the second what's new in Samba 3.0. John is a very passionate speaker and quite a good story teller, which is hard to do when it comes to such technical topics. During the FLOSS talk, he evangelized that FLOSS holds the keys to innovation.