"This document, co-authored with the Free Software Foundation (FSF), outlines basic guidelines for any organization that seeks to uphold copyleft licenses on behalf of the public good."
How we plan to expose cloud-based filesystems in Samba:
I know you're just a random slashdot poster, and I really shouldn't expect any better, but would it hurt you to look at the list of Document Foundation (the Org behind LibreOffice) and look at the list of supporters:
"Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager at Google, Inc., has commented: "The creation of The Document Foundation is a great step forward in encouraging further development of open source office suites. Having a level playing field for all contributors is fundamental in creating a broad and active community around an open source software project. Google is proud to be a supporter of The Document Foundation and participate in the project".
Hint - supporters mean we fund them. I represent Google on the Board of Directors, and yes, nagging them about getting a full Android port is something I do *every* meeting.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled slashdot poster 2-minute-hate on "Big Corporations".
This, this, a thousand times this.
You can look at the source code all you like, but unless you can *use* that source code to build your own binaries and redistribute them, then that means absolutely nothing in terms of security.
The products you buy off the shelf may or may not have any relation to the code you looked at.
That's why Free Software is so important for security-sensitive applications. Not only do you get to look, you get to modify it and redistribute.
To donate funds to Conservancy GPL compliance efforts see here:
Another "feature" brought to you by the poisonous gift of software patents.
Dongle vendors don't want the potential of getting Microsoft knocking on their door asking for royalties by including (or even just turning on) the CIFS client in the Linux kernel they all ship.
Thanks Microsoft ! Great job on promoting SMB technology !
Fuckers (not the Microsoft engineers, with whom I have a *great* relationship - I mean Microsoft legal).
There is no hope that anyone there can effect any change, as with the US.
Refuse to hire ex-GCHQ or NSA employees. Make sure they know they're personally accountable for this.
Utter crap. Codenomicon are very friendly to FLOSS and FLOSS developers. They're also great guys. They have been providing free test services to the Samba project for many years now, and have helped us fix many many bugs.
In case you hadn't noticed, the code they're reporting on here is closed source proprietary code...
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