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Re: samba license change



On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 08:33:13AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Ville Skyttä wrote:
> 
> > On 10/3/07, Simo Sorce <ssorce redhat com> wrote:
> >> Samba has changed it's license from GPLv2+ to GPLv3+
> >> The license change affects version 3.2.0 (still a pre-release now).
> >> In F-8 we will still have 3.0.X so the change affects F-9
> > 
> > Looks like KDE may suffer from this, both kdebase and kdebase4 are
> > labeled GPLv2 (no "+").
> 
> Yep, kde is stuck at GPLv2 for now(1), so looks like smb support will have
> to be dropped, at least temporarily.

Or keep around the GPLv2'd 3.0.x version as compat-libsmbclient  for 
KDE & others in the same position to link against, while the rest of 
the apps which can use the GPLv3 newer libs. Or bundle the older release
libsmbclient.so inside the KDE  package in a private lib directory

Dan.
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