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[3]: Apple's Samba is GPL2
by Nth_Man on Sat 26th Mar 2011 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Apple's Samba is GPL2"
Nth_Man
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2010-05-16


> > > If you are a corporation, GPLv3 is indeed bad.
> > Hmmm.. so why is IBM, Red Hat, Novell, Intel, AMD, Google etc all contributing code to GPLv3 licenced projects such as GCC?
> You are cherry picking companies.

He was asking a question. The question was not answered. GPLv3 is "bad" for companies that want:
- a vendor lock-in and devices where you pay for them and you can not modify them. A monopoly where you are not free to do X and Y. GPLv3 avoids tivoization and companies like Tivo do not like it.
- planned obsolescence, so you must buy another product because this is what not was planned.
- etc :-(

> > So if Apple does indeed make their own Samba replacement
> > open source then that's obviously great.
> Here we agree.

Here we agree, too.

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