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Re: samba license change



On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 11:56 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Simo Sorce wrote:
> 
> > Is this because of the QT license?
> > If so it seem that QT has a lot of exceptions:
> > http://trolltech.com/products/qt/gplexception
> > I wonder why GPLv3 is not on the list yet.
> > 
> > Does anyone have more details?
> 
> Last I heard TrollTech was still evaluating this option.
> 
> http://chani.wordpress.com/2007/07/18/uhoh/#comment-1932
> 
> Essentially unless the entire dependency chain for Samba is GPLv3 
> compatible, a new samba version under GPLv3 or later would be impossible 
> to pull as incompatible licensing is a liability for the distribution 
> and not necessarily for the individual components.

This also applies to the patches from the samba upstream. Simo: do you
have an idea wheter it would be possible to convince the samba upstream
to release at least security fixes for samba under GPLv2?

-- 
Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)


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