Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2007 17:49 UTC, submitted by Rahul
GNU, GPL, Open Source "After internal consideration in the Samba Team we have decided to adopt the GPLv3 and LGPLv3 licences for all future releases of Samba. The GPLv3 is the updated version of the GPLv2 license under which Samba is currently distributed. It has been updated to improve compatibility with other licenses and to make it easier to adopt internationally, and is an improved version of the license to better suit the needs of Free Software in the 21st Century. To allow people to distinguish which Samba version is released with the new GPLv3 license, we are updating our next version release number. The next planned version release was to be 3.0.26, this will now be renumbered so the GPLv3 version release will be 3.2.0. To be clear, all versions of Samba numbered 3.2 and later will be under the GPLv3, all versions of Samba numbered 3.0.x and before remain under the GPLv2."
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RE: Shot across the bows no more.
by cjcox on Mon 9th Jul 2007 21:08 UTC in reply to "Shot across the bows no more."
cjcox
Member since:
2006-12-21

I agree. This move (news that is) is strictly out of mass hatred and anger for Novell. The rest of the reasoning behind the move is absolute garbage. I liked FOSS better when it wasn't all about killing people we don't like and trying to save the earth from evil CO2 breathing entities.... sigh. What ever happened to doing software because we want to solve a problem? Or help somebody out? This is getting out of hand.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I really don't believe that this change was made due to some sort of juvenile schoolyard hatred the Microsoft/Novell deal.

It may be one factor influencing them, but if it is in any way weighted significantly, then to me it demonstrates a sense of immaturity within the team which I honestly do not believe exists.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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It may be one factor influencing them, but if it is in any way weighted significantly, then to me it demonstrates a sense of immaturity within the team which I honestly do not believe exists.
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If there is ever a patent attack by Microsoft upon the FOSS world, expect Samba and Wine to be the first targets. If I were a Samba contributor, I'd have been champing at the bit to move to GPLv3.

That said, where did you get the idea that people ever actually grow up? We don't. Some of us just hide the fact better than others. ;-)

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