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[5]: Comment by Brynet
by danieldk on Sat 26th Mar 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Brynet"
danieldk
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You have to negotiate with the patent owner to give a license to 'downstream', if you are not the patent owner. If you cannot negotiate such a deal (which is likely), either the patent holder or the GPLv3 prevents you in distributing software, depending on wether you enter a patent contract or not.

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