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Re: samba license change

On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 21:30 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> 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. 

No, you could just stop building the optional support for libsmbclient
in the meantime. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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