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 wazoox on Sat 26th Mar 2011 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
wazoox
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2005-07-14

Software patents are horribly bad, anyway. So as a tool against software patents GPL3 has a point.

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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by kaiwai on Sun 27th Mar 2011 04:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Software patents are horribly bad, anyway. So as a tool against software patents GPL3 has a point.


Of course but try to explain to Joe and Jane Sixpack why they should care - they're more concerned about the boggy men (God, Guns and Gays) put up by senators and congressmen than actually demanding that these candidates put forward some coherent policies that extend beyond sound bite laden drivel. I know in the case of New Zealand outside the mainstream parties issues such as patents, intellectual property, net neutrality and so forth are discussed right up there with health, education and social welfare but once you get into the big mainstream parties such topics aren't even on the radar.

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by spiderman on Sun 27th Mar 2011 06:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I just don't get it. In every talk about the GPL, there is always somebody raising the argument that Joe Sixpack does not care about the license. What is the point about Joe Sixpack exactly? What does Joe Sixpack have to do with or against the GPL?

It's not about Joe Sixpack. I'm not Joe SixPack. Joe Sixpack does not write software and does not distribute it. Joe Sixpack does not know what software patents and the GPL are and he does not have to.

Joe Sixpack buys a computer and does not understand why it can't interact with his smartphone and why he can't read the document he wrote some years ago with an old word processor. Joe Sixpack does not want to know why it does not work. He just want his damn computer to work.

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