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

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Tue Sep 22 14:17:19 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-22 12:24, Peter Grotz - Obel und Partner GbR wrote:
> Come on Rowland,
> it´s obvious that not that much people build their own packages because they don´t have the necessary experience. But they want to help testing the new AD features that the samba team develops. Using Suse or RedHat AD is not really usable. So people take centos or debian or something similar to use these great work done by the samba team. 
> In my opinion the lack of a common test basis will outbrake community and in consequence the whole samba project.

I think you're overestimating the importance of the Sernet packages.
Most users are using the distribution packages and that won't change.

> I understand that sernet must be paid for their work in some kind of way but when you look at their prices: omg!!! A small company with let´s say 2 DCs an 2 fileserver must pay 1380€ per year?!

1160€, you're not paying MwSt on it… That's actually a fair price if it
includes commercial support.

> Come on Rowland! That way we can change for MS in the same way. That´s maybe cheaper...  :( A lot of people might think that way. 
> Wheater this is good for the samba project I don’t know.
> No harm meant!
> Peter
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Rowland Penny [mailto:rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com] 
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 22. September 2015 10:52
> An: samba at lists.samba.org
> Betreff: Re: [Samba] Sernet 4.3.X package is no longer free :/
> On 22/09/15 09:06, Peter Grotz - Obel und Partner GbR wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
> Oh dear, somebody else who hasn't done their research, he obviously doesn't know of the tie in between Samba and Sernet.
> Rowland

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas
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