samba license change

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Oct 9 13:33:13 UTC 2007

Ville Skyttä wrote:

> On 10/3/07, Simo Sorce <ssorce at> 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.

(1) qt is GPLv2, trolltech is evaluating GPLv2+ or GPLv3, but that's all
behind closed doors with no visible movement.  There is a proposal within
kde to move to (L)GPLv2+.  All of this is slow, tedious work, often
blocking on lawyers, and we all know how fast they are.

-- Rex

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