New param "source environment"?
Tim.Potter at anu.edu.au
Fri Jul 23 00:19:35 GMT 1999
Jeremy Allison writes:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > doesn't matter: libraries are exempt. if you can write up a vfs module
> > with the arguments you suggest that runs dynamically, and thereby runs
> > trendmicro's anti-virus software, for example, that would be great.
> Luke, you are incorrect. Please don't say that.
> Just to be very clear here - libraries are *NOT* exempt.
Check out gnu.misc.discuss for your daily dose of GPL interpretation
fun. There was a recent thread on "condomization" to avoid infecting
other programs with the GPL by putting a network or ipc server, or
other wrapper between the GPL library and another piece of code.
If there was a command line version of the trendmicro virus software,
it should be possible to implement a on-access scanner by intercepting
each open() and close() command using samba-fu and running the command
line virus checker over each file.
> We would have to give a special dispensation for vfs libraries
> in order for this to work.
That's certainly possible. There are numerous exceptions to the
strict interpretation of the GPL for various pieces of software -
bison, guile, linux kernel modules.
> Jeremy Allison,
> Samba Team.
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