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[2]: Comment by Brynet
by manjabes on Sat 26th Mar 2011 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
manjabes
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Well, Apple has already got bitten by the fact that GNU licenses have unforeseeable strings attached to who-knows-what. It's not just the legal letter (which is thoroughly intertwined with propaganda) but there's the "SPIRIT" of the license which comes back to haunt you after you think you've complied with all the written obligations (think Webkit, for example). And you still get a public bashing. So why bother with the GNUisances then?

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