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 Soulbender on Sat 26th Mar 2011 09:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Nothing really. It's their code and they can attach whatever license they want to it. I guess people are rubbed the wrong way by how it is always touted as an instrument of freedom and such and how it is, supposedly, infectious.
Personally, I don't like the fact that it is god-knows-how-many-pages long and riddled with lawyerisms. I think RMS is a closet lawyer.
I much prefer the simplicity of the BSD license, aside from the fact that it's more free.

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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by Nth_Man on Sat 26th Mar 2011 10:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
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2010-05-16

riddled with lawyerisms

A license is a legal contract, if you are going to do one, you have to do it with all the necessary details and forms. If not, a lawyer can come and bite you in the details.

For more intuitive explanations, you can write FAQs, quick guides, etc, like in
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

I think RMS is a closet lawyer.

You can see FSF's board of directors
http://www.fsf.org/about/board
the directors of the Software Freedom Law Center
http://www.softwarefreedom.org/about/team/
and mainly its boss: Eben Moglen, professor of law and legal history at Columbia University.

The FSF released the GPLv3, approved by the Software Freedom Law Center.

I hope you remember this next time you call someone "closet lawyer".

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by Soulbender on Sun 27th Mar 2011 04:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Nonsense.

if you are going to do one, you have to do it with all the necessary details and forms.


Only if you want to impose additional restrictions and clauses, such as what the GPL does.

The FSF released the GPLv3, approved by the Software Freedom Law Center.


Wow. Impressive! or not. They approved their own license, pretty much.

I hope you remember this next time you call someone "closet lawyer"


Yeah, I'll remember not to poke fun at RMS again. Honestly. It seems it's a sensitive topic.

Edited 2011-03-27 04:29 UTC

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