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  1. Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft


    "Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s
    interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent
    covenants that threaten the GPL.

    Samba 3.2, which is expected to be released in roughly one month’s
    time, offers improved integration with the Active Directory in Windows
    Server 2003 and recently released Windows Server 2008 and offers
    support for Vista clients authenticating through Kerberos."

    [...]

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2403

    -RFH


  2. Re: Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

    On May 10, 8:40 am, Ramon F Herrera wrote:
    > "Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s
    > interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent
    > covenants that threaten the GPL.
    >


    ??????????

    Presumably the GPL is only 'threatened' because it cannot be used to
    sanction Microsoft's attempt to extract payola from users of GPL'd
    code. This is basically the same racket that SCO tried to run.

    Remember that if anyone claims the GPL uis 'invalid' they shoot
    themselves in he foot when trying to defend a breach of copyright
    claim.

    Remember too, there is no 'single' GPL, there are thousands or
    millions of instances of copyright code where the creator has
    indicated that anyone can use or modify under the terms of a licence
    specified by the creator, the GPL merely being a form adopted by many
    developers for that purpose.

  3. Re: Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

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    > On May 10, 8:40 am, Ramon F Herrera wrote:
    >> "Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s
    >> interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent
    >> covenants that threaten the GPL.
    >>

    >
    > ??????????
    >
    > Presumably the GPL is only 'threatened' because it cannot be used to
    > sanction Microsoft's attempt to extract payola from users of GPL'd
    > code. This is basically the same racket that SCO tried to run.
    >
    > Remember that if anyone claims the GPL uis 'invalid' they shoot
    > themselves in he foot when trying to defend a breach of copyright
    > claim.
    >
    > Remember too, there is no 'single' GPL, there are thousands or
    > millions of instances of copyright code where the creator has
    > indicated that anyone can use or modify under the terms of a licence
    > specified by the creator, the GPL merely being a form adopted by many
    > developers for that purpose.


    Microsoft has been greasing up the Samba team because Samba has been one of the
    more vocal critics of Microsoft. The same goes for Carlo Piana, their lawyer.

    What Microsoft tries to establish with Novell and 3 other distributors is
    consent to non-compete clause through signatures that essentially lock out the
    GPL. It's an abomination that the EU ought to look at. Microsoft looks to
    expand its Trust (as in anti-trust), further eliminating competition using
    lawyers.

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  4. Re: Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

    On Sat, 10 May 2008 02:19:32 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:


    > Microsoft has been greasing up the Samba team because Samba has been one of the
    > more vocal critics of Microsoft. The same goes for Carlo Piana, their lawyer.


    Who cares?
    You still don't get it do you?
    It's all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Something you have little of.......

    You're a ****ing idiot Roy Shysterwitz....




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    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

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