[jcifs] Re: [Samba] Legal questions with jCIFS 0.8.2
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Oct 13 17:50:21 GMT 2004
Jerry: Thanks for forwarding this.
Molly: I'm out of the country at present, with limited and slow Internet
access. Please pardon the response delays.
Some quick notes:
- I work at the University of Minnesota so, when I'm back in the country,
we can meet if you like. Rochester is local, and I have friends
scattered around your facility.
- jCIFS 0.8.2 is out of date. We're currently on 1.1.0. We have added a
lot of features and cleaned up several bugs. :)
- Generally, if someone wants to submit bug fixes we're very happy to have
them. As with all Open Source code, whether they submit code to an
existing project or publish it themselves, the code they write is under
their copyright. As such, they are responsible for making sure they
have the right to release the code under the GPL (or, in the jCIFS case,
- I don't remember when 0.8.2 was released. I would have to ask Mike
Hope that helps!
On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 01:36:42PM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Molly Williamson wrote:
> | I work for IBM and our developers have used jCIFS 0.8.2
> | in our product. We are now going through legal approval
> | and have some questions.
> | If people submit code changes to your product, do
> | you find out if the submitter has the right to
> | distribute the code? If so, do they need to
> | sign any kind of statement? I couldn't find version
> | 0.8.2 on your web site. The legal question is
> | how long has this version been available. And,
> | has the license changed?
> | Thanks much!! I look forward to hearing from you!!
> | Molly Williamson
> | iSeries Access Project Manager
> | IBM Rochester, MN
> | Office: 507-253-5467 Tieline: 553-5467
> | Internet address: molly at us.ibm.com
> Chris is probably a better target for your questions. And
> there is a specific jcifs list IIRC.
> cheers, jerry
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