Jeremy Allison


Jeremy Allison serves on the Board of Directors; his term extends through 2022. He’s one of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a group of programmers developing an Open Source Windows compatible file and print server product for UNIX systems. Samba implements the SMB 1/2/3 protocols, which are a de-facto standard curated by Microsoft for sharing files on a network. SMB is widely implemented by many companies in the storage industry. Developed over the Internet in a distributed manner similar to the Linux system, Samba is used by all Linux distributions as well as many thousands of corporations worldwide. Jeremy handles the co-ordination of Samba development efforts and acts as a corporate liaison to companies using the Samba code commercially. Jeremy is the co-creator of the Samba Open Source project. He works for Google, Inc. in their Open Source Programs Office. Google funds him to work full-time on improving Samba and solving the problems of Windows and Linux interoperability. He is on the Board of Directors of the Software Freedom Conservancy:, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in New York. Software Freedom Conservancy helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Document Foundation: The Document Foundation is a charitable Foundation under German law. Amongst their goals are to eliminate the digital divide in society by giving everyone access to office productivity tools free of charge, to enable them to participate as full citizens in the 21st century. The Document Foundation is the home of the LibreOffice project, the reference implementation of the ISO Open Document Format (ODF 1.2 – ISO/IEC 26300-1:2015) standard.