?: RegConnectRegistry for UNIX

William Stuart william at hae.com
Fri Nov 13 23:26:36 GMT 1998

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-technical at samba.anu.edu.au
> [mailto:samba-technical at samba.anu.edu.au]On Behalf Of Stephen Langasek
> Sent: Friday, November 13, 1998 3:11 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: ?: RegConnectRegistry for UNIX
> Well, the BSD-style license of Wine would prevent any code from Samba from
> being included in Wine, but doesn't present a conflict if someone wanted
> to incorporate Wine code into Samba.  I suppose it doesn't matter much at
> this point, since you're probably just about done reimplementing it
> anywho... :)
> -Steve Langasek

The problem is the WINE code would "taint" the SAMBA code.  That is, if
SAMBA contains WINE code it would need to be released under the BSD license
and lose the protection of the GPL.

Therefore, they CAN legally use the code, but only if they release under the
less restrictive BSD license.
William Stuart (william at hae.com)

Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes

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