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Re: samba license change



On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 21:30 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 10/9/07, Simo Sorce <ssorce redhat com> wrote:
> > Well there are 2 possible situations:
> > A) The projects that depend on samba are willing to address the
> > licensing problem
> > B) They are not
> >
> > If A we have time, we are talking about F9, plenty of time.
> >
> > If B then they have 2 choices:
> > B.1) Drop functionality
> > B.2) Implement/maintain/whatever their own SMB/CIFS support
> 
> no matter which case... in the meantime... as a distribution we have a
> serious problem with kdebase. Even if trolltech/kde are in the
> optimistic scenario A... we as a distribution can't actually build the
> currently available kdebase against the the gplv3 libsmbclient in our
> buildsystem or else we are violating the license by rebuilding our
> kdebase against our libsmbclient. So while we are in the limbo of
> scenario A resolution everything associated with kde package
> maintainence STOPS in fedora development leading up to F9. 

No, you could just stop building the optional support for libsmbclient
in the meantime. 

Andrew Bartlett

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Andrew Bartlett
http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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