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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Sep 21 15:04:54 UTC 2015

Am 21.09.2015 um 16:58 schrieb L.P.H. van Belle:
> So you get 1 time the package, put it on your own apt repo inside your lan and you pay only 1 time.
> But, i dont know it sernet is allowing that.

no and you quote it below

> As i read of the site : samba.plus.
> Software subscription for one year and one Linux Server. (Servers are counted via the number of process that accept TCP connections on port 445, regardless the CPU number.)
> Looks to me if the have only 1 connection, you only pay one.

what has that to do with connections

"Servers are counted via the number of process that accept TCP 
connections on port 445" is a pretty clear explaintion - every server 
(virtual or physical) running a smbd process is as clear as something can be

> Maybe sernet can explain this a bit more.

see above

>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens MORILLO Jordi
>> Verzonden: maandag 21 september 2015 16:10
>> Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>> Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Sernet 4.3.X package is no longer free :/
>> 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 :/
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] De la part de MORILLO
>> Jordi
>> Envoyé : dimanche 20 septembre 2015 19:37
>> À : samba at lists.samba.org
>> 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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