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

Peter Grotz - Obel und Partner GbR grotz at obel-architekten.de
Tue Sep 22 08:06:33 UTC 2015

it´s another company which trys to make a lot of money from open source like red hat and SuSE. It´s scabby in my opinion to take that much money. 
Obviously sernet is going to  become another only commercial orientated company an betraying the ideas of open source. Possibly their old business model brings not enough income...
Only my 2-cent.


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Von: MORILLO Jordi [mailto:J.Morillo at educationetformation.fr] 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 20. September 2015 19:24
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Betreff: [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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