This is a discussion on Re: [Samba] Yet another Samba How-to - Samba ; Now, why would that matter, and how exactly would it be relevant to the fact that Mike (the OP) is putting the document out there for all to share? The attitude that contributing to Free software has to be an ...
Now, why would that matter, and how exactly would it be relevant to the
fact that Mike (the OP) is putting the document out there for all to
The attitude that contributing to Free software has to be an unpaid
venture is sophomoric, unrealistic, and drives me absolutely crazy.
The fact is that we all have to make a living. Some of us choose to do
what we believe is the right thing, and contribute back to the community
in the forms of code, or documentation, or whatever. The idea that
someone who writes code or documentation and contributes it (or even
just shares it, retaining copyright as this person appears to have done)
Don't bite the hand that feeds you; anyone who uses free software has
been the beneficiary of some freely available code or documentation that
the developer or author was renumerated for on many occasions.
On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 17:13 +0100, solarflow99 wrote:
> ya right, how much did you get from SUSE/Microsoft for this?
> On 4/25/08, Jeremy Allison
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 04:13:13PM -0500, Mike Petersen wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Just wanted to let you guys know that I put together a "High Level"
> > > Samba How-to that I believe is very informative for "Samba Beginners". I
> > > wrote it using Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server as part of a book I
> > > promised a few clients that I contract for - although I did write it in
> > > such a way that it can be used for virtually any GNU/Linux Distribution.
> > >
> > > I wrote this "on my own time" and I am the sole copyright holder - if
> > > the Samba Developers want me to either post it as-is on the Samba Wiki
> > > or edit out the SLES parts and post it on the Samba Wiki I would be
> > > happy to (when I get the time of course :-)
> > >
> > > You can access the how-to at:
> > >
> > > http://www.pcc-services.com/sles/samba.html
> > >
> > >
> > > Anyway, feedback is always welcome.
> > Wow, this is really nicely done ! Thanks a lot !
> > This is a very nice complement to the Samba docs
> > and makes a great HOWTO.
> > Jeremy.
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