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Re: samba license change



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.  As a
distribution can we really afford to do that?

-jef


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