Posted Jul 10, 2007 0:50 UTC (Tue) by dfsmith
Parent article: Samba Adopts GPLv3 for Future Releases
Samba ships with more than a handful of commercial products. These products were developed by companies that probably own a patent or two to protect those products. And they're also the companies that will do extensive testing of Samba. (I don't have any first-hand data on the proportion of bug/feature-updates to Samba from commercial vs free developers.)
So we may see a fork in Samba's development track, as companies using Samba-GPLv2 pump dollars into that, while the Samba-GPLv3 version is stuck in academia.
It will be interesting to see which version develops faster! (I know which one I'll be forced to hack on.)
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