[jcifs] jCIFS & Microsoft licenses

Caldarale, Charles R Chuck.Caldarale at unisys.com
Thu Jun 19 19:14:27 GMT 2008

> From: jcifs-bounces+chuck.caldarale=unisys.com at lists.samba.org [mailto:jcifs-bounces+chuck.caldarale=unisys.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Roger Goldman
> Subject: [jcifs] jCIFS & Microsoft licenses

> The question relates to whether the terms of the Microsoft CIFS Protocol
> AGREEMENT" (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa302242.aspx)
> applies to jCIFS or not.

jCIFS predates the publication of the CIFS Technical Reference by several years, so the license agreement should not apply - but only overpaid lawyers will make the final determination.

> "3.5 Use of Technical Reference. Any Company Implementation shall implement
> the CIFS protocol in its entirety as specified in the Technical Reference"

Somewhat of an arrogant statement for MS to make, since there are no versions of Windows that implement CIFS in its entirety.

 - Chuck

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