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10.6: Slow SMB browsing of Windows Servers fixed
Authored by: extra88 on May 04, '11 10:51:43AM

Apple is ditching Samba (and uses a rather outdated version on 10.6) because Samba switched the licensing from GPLv2 to GPLv3. They haven't stated what their concern is with GPLv3 but the general impression is depending on how Samba is incorporated into Mac OS software, parts of Apple's software may have to be open sourced according to the license's terms.



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10.6: Slow SMB browsing of Windows Servers fixed
Authored by: ADent on May 06, '11 12:29:34AM

GPL v3 releases patents for any users - so if there were any Apple patents involved in the SMB code, anybody that buys Lion is covered.

Apple can't refuse to run modified code (TiVoization).

Any code is released from DMCA.



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