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Re: samba license change



On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 13:21 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 10/10/07, Tomas Mraz <tmraz redhat com> wrote:
> > Actually in case of rawhide we probably cannot build the new samba there
> > before all packages linking to it which have incompatible license are
> > either changed to not link to samba or to link to the proposed compat
> > libsmbclient package.
> 
> Or we had a whitelist mechanism in the buildsystem to enforce
> metarules concerning what can build against new libsmbclient/samba.
> 
> But Nicolas has stated my murkier concern. If we just drop re-licensed
> libsmbclient into place with no enforced technical break like a soname
> change or a library renaming, are we acting negligently with regard to
> protecting our own users who consume pieces of rawhide to suppliment
> F7 or soon to be F8? If the re-licensed code can just drop into place,
> are we encouraging users to violate the license at runtime by making
> it too easy to use the re-licensing binary in situations where its
> inappropriate?

Short answer: no

Simo.


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