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Comment: Re:What about compilation. (Score 1) 143 143

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.

+ - Samba user survey results - Improve the documentation !->

Jeremy Allison - Sam writes: Mark Muehlfeld of the Samba Team recently surveyed our user base and recently reported the results at the SambaXP conference in Germany.

They make fascinating reading, and include all the comments on Samba made by our users. Short answer — we must improve our documentation. Here are the full results:

https://www.samba.org/~mmuehlf...

Cheers,

                Jeremy Allison,
                Samba Team.

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Comment: Re:all of that can be fixed (Score 1) 150 150

It will be fixed when all public bureaucrats are replaced by software running at minimal expenditure and not open to lobbying. Allowing us to provide actual welfare to every citizen like, if you're in the states at least, is promised in the constitution.

Comment: Re:Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 1985 (Score 5, Informative) 573 573

He commented that he had left Greenpeace because it "took a sharp turn to the political left" and "evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas"

From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

+ - Conservancy Announces Funding for GPL Compliance Lawsuit->

Jeremy Allison - Sam writes: From the article:

Software Freedom Conservancy announces today Christoph Hellwig's lawsuit against VMware in the district court of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. This is the regretful but necessary next step in both Hellwig and Conservancy's ongoing effort to convince VMware to comply properly with the terms of the GPLv2, the license of Linux and many other Open Source and Free Software included in VMware's ESXi products.

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Comment: Re:The HDMI dongle I want (Score 1) 106 106

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).

+ - Amazon base new AWS Directory Service on Samba4->

Jeremy Allison - Sam writes: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/a...

"The New AWS Directory Service
Today we are introducing the AWS Directory Service to address these challenges! This managed service provides two types of directories. You can connect to an existing on-premises directory or you can set up and run a new, Samba-based directory in the Cloud."

Best news for Samba all year !

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