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.
Permalink for comment 468130
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[7]: Comment by Brynet
by ichi on Mon 28th Mar 2011 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Brynet"
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

You are grasping at straws there: both doctors and architects (the examples given, but you can find that in other professions) provide full comprehensive documentation of their work (ie. the "source", not just abstracts), from procedures down to materials, which can be used by anyone else to make improvements or fix errors.

If the public availability of blueprints and used materials is not akin to FOSS (to the extent it can be, being completely unrelated professions) I don't know what it is.

That was the OP's point.

Reply Parent Score: 3