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Re: samba license change



On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 09:15 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 20:18 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > On Tuesday 09 October 2007, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > >
> > > Ah and btw if someone can check what is the GNOME status wrt this it
> > > would be nice. Nautilus uses libsmbclient as well.
> > 
> > I'm no expert on GNOME stuff but I thought it does so through gnome-vfs.
> > 
> > gnome-vfs2.spec has:
> > License: LGPLv2 and LGPL+ and GPL+
> > # the daemon and the library are LGPLv2
> > # the modules are LGPL+ and GPL+
> > 
> > libsmbclient is used in modules/smb-method.c, which carries a GPLv2+ notice.  
> > (Dunno if omission of GPLv2+ qualifies as a bug in gnome-vfs2's License tag.)
> 
> Furthermore, the smb module is run in the daemon, so the license of it
> doesn't affect applications linking to gnome-vfs.

This is interesting, to be sure we should evaluate though if there is
intimate communication and sharing of data structures between the daemon
and the client, but things looks much better in the GNOME camp.

Thanks for the info.
Simo.


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