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Re: samba license change



On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 08:39 +0200, Lubomir Kundrak wrote:
> 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?

Security Fixes for 3.0.x Series are guaranteed for 1 year after 3.2.0
will be released and of course they will be GPLv2. We are responsible
people guys, no worries.

Simo.


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