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: hmmm
by Alfman on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:39 UTC in reply to "hmmm"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

"Trying to think of what in the GPL3 is making Apple dumpy Samba."

Well, it's got to be either software patents or hardware restrictions on software modifications. In apple's case probably both.

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