samba license change

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Tue Oct 9 13:36:29 UTC 2007

Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 11:56 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> 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. 
> It's the other way around, it is KDE (Konqueror uses libsmbclient) that
> depends on Samba, Samba has no dependency problems at all.

Right but then Fedora would end up with a license violation if you push 
the GPLv3 samba into the distribution. Whatever packages depends on 
samba needs to be GPLv3 compatible before we do the push.


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