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[2]: Comment by Brynet
by Nth_Man on Sat 26th Mar 2011 07:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
Nth_Man
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2010-05-16

There is no such thing as a free lunch - anything in life will always come with some gotcha, some sort of requirement to give up something to gain something.

If you think about it, there are free/gratis things, like oxygen (I still have not paid for it :-)). And there are also the actions caused by the love of a mother, or due to friendship. There is also people that do things for unknown people, for love or whatever good reason. For example, if you have made a program for you... you can share it! yes! and have that good feeling that your work is being useful to other people, imagine them facing the same problems that you faced and solving them.

Edited 2011-03-26 07:04 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by kaiwai on Sun 27th Mar 2011 04:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
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2005-07-06

If you think about it, there are free/gratis things, like oxygen (I still have not paid for it :-)). And there are also the actions caused by the love of a mother, or due to friendship. There is also people that do things for unknown people, for love or whatever good reason. For example, if you have made a program for you... you can share it! yes! and have that good feeling that your work is being useful to other people, imagine them facing the same problems that you faced and solving them.


But when someone writes something and releases it under GPL/LGPL they're sharing it but there are conditions on that sharing, "I'm happy to share if only you're happy to share the changes you made" - so it is a code-for-code transaction; the original author isn't asking for money but instead that the 'payment' if you can call it that in the form of code. Personally for me I prefer the LGPL because it is a lot more flexible but I'm happy with BSD and more liberal licences too.

Regarding those other reasons, there is no such thing as a pure altruist - the fireman who has the exhilaration of saving someone, the volunteer who is happy because she/he is felt wanted/need by the community etc.

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by Nth_Man on Mon 28th Mar 2011 00:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
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2010-05-16

Regarding those other reasons, there is no such thing as a pure altruist - the fireman who has the exhilaration of saving someone, the volunteer who is happy because she/he is felt wanted/need by the community etc.

I'm sure that even you have done things for other people, not for you. Thinking about it, you can see that another person can behave similarly.

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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by phillyg on Sun 27th Mar 2011 07:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
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2011-03-27

If you drive a car with a catalytic converter, you are, in effect, paying for oxygen. A portion of your tax dollars, a portion of the cost of every chemical you buy, etc. goes to pay for for clean air. Believe me, the air is cleaner now, than when I was your age.

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by Nth_Man on Mon 28th Mar 2011 00:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
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2010-05-16

If you drive a car with a catalytic converter, you are, in effect, paying for oxygen.

I have paid for purchases of cars, for their maintenance, etc, not paying for oxygen. I have no bills for oxygen consumption. This would wrong when doing accounting, for example. I can breathe oxygen and nobody goes with bills to make me pay more for breathing more. It's probable that your case it's the same.

Believe me, the air is cleaner now, than when I was your age.

To say this, you would have to know that you are older than me. It puzzles me.

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