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Jeremy Allison Talks Samba and GPLv3 167

dmarti writes "The software that enables Linux to act as a Windows file and print server is adopting the Free Software Foundation's new license. What will be the impact on users, distributors, and appliance vendors? Samba maintainer Jeremy Allison answers, in a podcast interview."
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Jeremy Allison Talks Samba and GPLv3

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  • Maybe it's just me, but didn't we have this conversation 3 days ago?

    Samba Adopts GPLv3 For Future Releases []
  • by RelliK ( 4466 ) on Thursday July 12, 2007 @10:21PM (#19845161)
    slashdot stops posting dupes. No wait...
  • NewsFlash! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward
    CowboyNeal is rising to the challenge of out-duping Zonk on the main page. The gloves are off. In this clash of titans, who will prevail? Zonk opens by fanning the irony flames with a data mining dupe. CowboyNeal replies with a Samba entry on a RMS theme. What will Zonk do? can you guess the next move?

    Stay tuned for Slashdot's biggest show - THE DUPE WAR!
  • Transcript? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 12, 2007 @11:41PM (#19845535)

    Anybody have a transcript? I can't be the only one who hates having to listen to something for ten minutes instead of reading it in one or two minutes. Is there anything that actually makes audio necessary? No? Then have it as an optional extra for the people on the go, don't have it as your default format when you know it's going to be decidedly suboptimal for the majority of your visitors!

  • by valentyn ( 248783 ) on Friday July 13, 2007 @01:54AM (#19846083) Homepage
    We used to not read the article to reply. Well, I admit: this time I didn't listen to it.
  • by Random BedHead Ed ( 602081 ) on Friday July 13, 2007 @06:44AM (#19847135) Homepage Journal
    I've been visiting Digg a lot lately and I'd have to say that the dupe level there is far worse, especially lately. The difference is editorial control, which Digg's "wisdom of the crowds" can't really match. A zillion people picking front page stories are going to pick dupes, whereas the once-a-week rate here is considerably better.
  • They can release it under any licence they like.

    Do you really think a hardware vendor who implements Samba in their product would stop using it and write their own SMB implementation?

    Moving important projects to GPL3 is a good idea as it prevents abuse of the code.
    • by laffer1 ( 701823 )
      I can tell you that I still plan to use it in MidnightBSD. I'm curious what Apple will do since some people think buying CUPS was a stunt to stop GPLv3 code entering OS X.

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