Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Tue Dec 21 17:59:50 GMT 1999

Guy Sotomayor wrote:
> >> Currently it was done on behalf of my employer so source is not available
> >> at this time.  We'll see what develops as it gets closer to completion.
> >
> >> > 6)  When can we play with it ;-)
> >> I don't know (yet).
> >
> > FYI: As soon as this code is in shipping product then
> > the GPL will require that the source code changes be
> > made available.
> >
> > Please ensure your employer understands this :-).
> >
> OK, I don't know if I made myself clear.  It is *not* a port of samba
> to run in the linux kernel.  The smb code itself was written completely
> from scratch.  It uses the fact that nmbd is running to deal with the
> name lookup issues, but there is *no* code used (not even headers) from
> samba.  It also builds *only* as a kernel module completely outside of
> the kernel source tree.  It was a real pain to get the environment set
> up, but this is what they wanted.  It doesn't fall under GPL until or
> unless it is decided to do so.

Ah, ok. I'm sorry I didn't understand that. I assumed
it was a port of Samba. Please accept my apologies for
claiming ownership of your code :-).


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

Buying an operating system without source is like buying
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