Luxembourg, May 25 - FSFE played a key role at a Microsoft hearing before the European Union's General Court on Tuesday, helping explain the intricacies of Free Software servers.Read more »
Mozilla maintains its anti-patents stance and Red Hat could take a lesson from MozillaRead more »
The Webmin administration tool is a very powerful suite of web-based admin tools (for the Linux operating system) that have been around for some time. Webmin includes numerous modules covering nearly every aspect of Linux administration.Read more »
The goal of this tutorial is to show you how to set up a public share on your Samba server that can be used by everyone on your network with all rights. This will enable everyone on a Windows machine to access this without a password. Of course, this has security implications but it is a good way to get something working.Read more »
Bringing Windows 7 clients into your Linux network is exactly what the fine Samba server is made for. But every Windows release comes with new interop roadblocks, and Windows 7 is no exception. Charlie Schluting shows how to get past the latest ones.Read more »
In the most recent episode of the Software Freedom Law Show--released early for holiday travelers--Jeremy Allison talks about his resignation from Novell, the first time he discovered a GPL violation at Samba, and why complying with the license is pretty easy. "What I keep trying to get over, get across to people, especially corporate legal types, is 'We want you to use our stuff.Read more »
This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Fedora 11 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.Read more »
He argues that including Mono as a default part of a GNU/Linux distribution is an unnecessary risk to users and using it should be left up to users - much in the same way that users are free to install players to run patented MP3 filesRead more »
A partly Microsoft-derived entity harms Samba by taking its work and making it more Microsoft obedientRead more »
How to debug Samba connection problems and stay alive.
Samba logging and Debugging skills that every sysadmin needs.
Samba project leader Jeremy Allison has accused Microsoft of trying to prevent people using and distributing software under the GNU General Public Licence, by forcing cross-patent licensing deals.Read more »
FSFE's role in the antitrust case was to ensure that free software developers would be able to use any interoperability information that Microsoft would be forced to publish. After 5 years of work, the last court case was won last year.Read more »