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 spiderman on Sat 26th Mar 2011 06:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
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Freedom is always relative. You will learn that there is no one true universal freedom. There is religious freedom and freedom from religion. There is political freedom and freedom from politics. There is GPL freedom and freedom from GPL. In that case, GPL enforces freedom from patents. On the other hand, it removes freedom to use patents. You are free to walk but it removes your freedom to stop someone from walking.
So yes, the GPL is free from patents and several other problems. Those who say it is not free have a political agenda that the GPL is trying to stop.

Edited 2011-03-26 06:52 UTC

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