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[6]: Comment by Brynet
by oiaohm on Sun 27th Mar 2011 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Brynet"
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"I just don't get it. In every talk about the GPL, there is always somebody raising the argument that Joe Sixpack does not care about the license. What is the point about Joe Sixpack exactly? What does Joe Sixpack have to do with or against the GPL?

It's not about Joe Sixpack. I'm not Joe SixPack. Joe Sixpack does not write software and does not distribute it. Joe Sixpack does not know what software patents and the GPL are and he does not have to.

Joe Sixpack buys a computer and does not understand why it can't interact with his smartphone and why he can't read the document he wrote some years ago with an old word processor. Joe Sixpack does not want to know why it does not work. He just want his damn computer to work.

If Joe Sixpack saw patent reforms as an important matter then he would put pressure on the political establishment - that if they want his vote they have to come up with a patent reform package that would convince him to vote for said candidate. The issue isn't about licenses, it isn't about GPL, about reading the thread before opening your mouth. The original post by woozx:
That is if of course Joe Sixpack understands how much patents are costing him.

Big problem Joe Sixpack don't understand exactly the effects patents have. Like a drug can can be made for 10 cents a shot being sold for 200 dollars + per shot. So daily people die from not being able to afford a drug. That they would be able to afford if it was 400% on the production price as a max limit.

Yes Mr Joe Sixpack patents can cost you your life because you might not be able afford the drugs you need.

Same thing in time could happen in software.

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