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 PlatformAgnostic on Sat 26th Mar 2011 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
PlatformAgnostic
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Doctors and architects produce products that are not naturally duplicable and transferrable, so they do not quite compete with each other the way software and computer hardware companies do. Professionals like doctors, lawyers, architects and scientists mostly sell their personal talents and time to their customers. One doctor can't see every potential patient in the world.

If you're in competition where the 'winner' can more easily take over everything, like the software industry where the cost of duplication is minimal, collaboration is less desirable. GPL tries to force it, but any company that is as highly successful as Apple has been over the past decade will probably want to limit and control their collaboration with competitors.

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