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 BluenoseJake on Mon 28th Mar 2011 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Brynet"
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That still isn't the same as software development, foss, or otherwise, it's different issue all together. One (the doctor) has no choice, he isn't working for himself, building a product, he is dealing directly with you, and your body. It's your body, and you might die if he withholds information/treatment whatever. You don't have a choice in using another body if yours is malfunctioning. You can change doctors, that's it.

The other is software development, where the developer is building a product. He has the right to distribute the product anyway he wants, and you have the right to use a different product. You have the right to demand timely fixes to bugs, something a doctor can't provide. The developer has a right to get paid. The doctor gets paid whether you die or not. It's in his best interests to make all the relevant facts available to you. It might not be in the developers best interests to release the code. It may not be in his best interests to close the code. That's up to him, and it's up to you if you use it.

They are not the same, in any way.

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