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: Apple's Samba is GPL2
by JAlexoid on Sat 26th Mar 2011 11:18 UTC in reply to "Apple's Samba is GPL2"
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GPLv3 requires each distributor of the the software or patches to indemnify that software against patent violations - including patents held by third parties.

Where are you getting this? What anti-GPL FUD outlet did you read to get to such conclusion?

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