samba license change

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Wed Oct 10 07:15:28 UTC 2007

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.

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