[Samba] The sad state of samba 4 adaption for home/small business routers.

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Mar 12 17:15:30 UTC 2016

Am 12.03.2016 um 18:08 schrieb Sketch:
> On Sat, 12 Mar 2016, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>> GPLv3 should guarentee that you can replace the Samba
>> on *any* device. That's the whole point of GPLv3 - no
>> DRM.
>> If you find a Samba device using any Samba 3.2 or
>> newer that doesn't allow you to replace it, please
>> let us know so we can start the compliance process.
> I wonder how that will play out with the new US FCC rules causing some
> manufacturers to disallow installing 3rd party firmware:
> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/tp-link-blocks-open-source-router-firmware-to-comply-with-new-fcc-rule/
> Maybe they will just not include samba, or other GPLv3 software?

independent of the FCC - the logical result of "start the compliance 
process" against a hardware manufacturer which sells a router and add a 
goodie like samba is keep out the goodies in the next version

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