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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Mar 12 17:31:13 UTC 2016

Am 12.03.2016 um 18:25 schrieb Jeremy Allison:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 06:15:30PM +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> 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
> That's their choice. They need to comply with all
> licenses of software included in their product.
> This kind of attitude "well if you *insist* people
> follow your license then..." is amazing to me.

i personally don't care what any soho-equipment manufacturer does or 
not, so it's not abut "attitude" - it's simple logic - and maybe the 
switch to GPLv3 is the reason for the whole subject "The sad state of 
samba 4 adaption"

again: i don't care about such hardware at all

> What do you think would happen if such products
> included Microsoft or Oracle software ? Do you
> think they'd overlook license violations to
> "keep the goodies in the next version" ?

no, but how does it matter what others do?

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