Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:00 UTC
Mac OS X When you run smbd -V on your Snow Leopard installation, you'll see it's running SAMBA version 3.0.28a-apple. While I'm not sure how much difference the "-apple" makes, version 3.0.28a is old. Very old. In other words, it's riddled with bugs. Apple hasn't updated SAMBA in 3 years, and for Lion, they're dumping it altogether for something homegrown. The reason? SAMBA is now GPLv3.
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RE: Comment by Brynet
by Morgan on Sat 26th Mar 2011 04:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Though I'm a fan of all open source software in general, I've always preferred BSD style licensing to the GPL myself, for several reasons.

Now I wonder...will Apple license their new SMB tech under a BSD license, or will they keep it closed like the GUI stuff in OS X?

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