Likewise Software Promotes New Directors of Engineering

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Glenn Curtis and Gerald Carter to lead engineering efforts

Likewise announced today the promotion of two current employees into senior engineering roles.

Glenn Curtis, formerly software development manager, has been promoted to director of engineering focusing on enterprise customers. Gerald Carter, formerly senior software engineer, has been promoted to director of engineering focusing on technology licensing.

"Both Glenn and Jerry have made significant industry contributions and have played critical roles in the development of Likewise technologies," said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise. "They both are leaders in the field of mixed platform integration and will continue to deliver first-rate enterprise solutions for our customers."

Curtis has led the development of enterprise product features for group policy, audit reporting and Macintosh platform features. He has a long history of working in distributed systems technologies. At Microsoft, he worked on Microsoft Exchange 4.0, and later moved to the Windows Systems division to help develop Active Directory in Windows 2000.

Carter leads the Likewise Open project, an open source effort to make integration into Microsoft networks simple for both network administrators and application developers. He has been developing, writing about, and teaching on open source since the late 90's 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" for O'Reilly Publishing. He held previous positions at HP and VA Linux systems and will complete his term on the Usenix Association's Board of Directors in June of this year.

Curtis holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University. Carter holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Master's in Computer Science from Auburn University.

About Likewise
Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and to help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac users with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing and reporting modules. More information is available at the company's Web site,

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

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