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Thursday the 7th, July 2011 at 11:15 AM (EDT)
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Likewise announced the promotion of Gerald Carter to Chief Technology Officer.

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 7, 2011 – Likewise, a software platform provider for identity, security and storage, announced today the promotion of Gerald (Jerry) Carter to Chief Technology Officer, starting immediately.

Carter has been developing, writing about, and teaching on open source since the late '90s at events such as LISA, LinuxWorld Expo, SANE, SambaXP, OSCON, and the SNIA SDC. He was a member of the Samba core development team from 1998-2009 and has authored both "LDAP System Administration" and the third edition of "Using Samba," and for O'Reilly Publishing.

“Jerry has been such a vocal advocate of the open source community and a driving force of the great differentiation of Likewise technology – an open source, not just free product,” said Barry Crist, CEO, Likewise. “As we begin to open more expansive channels in the storage arena, Jerry’s expertise in building Likewise Storage Services will become increasingly valuable.”

Carter held previous positions at HP and VA Linux systems and completed a term on the Usenix Association's Board of Directors. He replaces retiring CTO Manny Vellon who remains as a Likewise Technical Fellow.

“I’ve been so proud of this company’s work enabling cross-platform integration and authentication,” said Carter. “The future in bringing all that expertise into the green field of storage is awe-inspiring and I’m thrilled to be leading the charge.”

About Likewise Initiatives
Likewise Storage Services provides industrial-strength client-side and server-side CIFS with SMB and SMB2 support as well as NFS v3 support so Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix clients can access folders and files over a network. The Likewise Storage Services FUSE module lets users mount remote Windows shares on a Linux computer to access folders and files. Users can remotely manage Likewise Storage Services File Server on Linux and Unix machines by using popular Microsoft Windows tools.

About Likewise
Likewise makes an integrated software platform for identity, security and storage used by market-leading storage vendors such as HP and EMC. Likewise enables organizations to provide both access to and control of their assets across mixed network environments. More information is available at the company’s website,

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Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts:
Joseph Eckert, Baker Communications Group, 203-300-2649,

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