samba license change

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Tue Oct 9 06:26:40 UTC 2007

Simo Sorce wrote:

> Is this because of the QT license?
> If so it seem that QT has a lot of exceptions:
> I wonder why GPLv3 is not on the list yet.
> Does anyone have more details?

Last I heard TrollTech was still evaluating this option.

Essentially unless the entire dependency chain for Samba is GPLv3 
compatible, a new samba version under GPLv3 or later would be impossible 
to pull as incompatible licensing is a liability for the distribution 
and not necessarily for the individual components.


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