[Samba] Sernet 4.3.X package is no longer free :/

MORILLO Jordi J.Morillo at educationetformation.fr
Mon Sep 21 14:09:53 UTC 2015

I don't shame about Sernet decision and I understand it but:

The fact is:
We are a poor and little association, with small budget and many many sites.
We have about 50 samba installed on low budget personnal computer.

It would be great if Sernet could separate .deb package and support
We could pay few euros/dollars for an easy to install .deb package without support but it's impossible for us to pay for 345.10€ x 50 per year...
I know that opensource business is hard to money, and i understand their decision BUT they have to offer more "pack offer"  closer from small samba users reality.

A traded compagny don't have same budget compared to little compagny.
Opensource is philosophy but it could be for some users economy too :/

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De : samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] De la part de MORILLO Jordi
Envoyé : dimanche 20 septembre 2015 19:37
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Objet : [Samba] Sernet 4.3.X package is no longer free :/

Hi Everybody,

I was expecting samba 4.3 .deb package from Sernet but surprise, branch 4.3 and futur will not be free.

Starting with Samba 4.3 SerNet made some changes to its popular packages, formerly known as EnterpriseSAMBA. They are now published as SAMBA+ for Samba 4.3 and all later versions and are available at our SAMBA+ shop<https://shop.samba.plus/> at https://shop.samba.plus<https://shop.samba.plus/> as software subscription per server and per year.

345.10€ for 1 server / 1 year

We are a small charity association with lots of small sites, so lots of samba server...
I don't think that we can pay Sernet. Time to compile i think :-)

What do you think about Sernet prices ?

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