samba license change

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Wed Oct 10 20:55:42 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 12:44 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 10/10/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at> wrote:
> > ??? Even if you build against gplv2 samba, as soon as the result is
> > distributed with gpl3 samba and links against it on user systems, you're
> > in the wrong.
> who is the 'you' in that sentence? if a user takes a re-licensed
> rawhide package and uses it on an F7 system, is Fedora liable? We
> can't really police what people do on their systems, but we certaintly
> need to police what we do on the build system.

Actually in case of rawhide we probably cannot build the new samba there
before all packages linking to it which have incompatible license are
either changed to not link to samba or to link to the proposed compat
libsmbclient package.
Tomas Mraz
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                                              Turkish proverb

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