web page

Barry Smoke barry at arhosting.com
Thu Jun 21 20:20:51 GMT 2001

I am not a developer, just a very strong SAMBA supporter.  I have only been
on the list a short time, but I would like to say that this sort of thing
looks badly on the whole opensource community.  If you contributed code to
the SAMBA project, then credit for that code should appear in the sources.
If this code was submitted under the GPL, then it is open, and can be used
in the SAMBA project.  If you wanted to remain in control of your specific
code, you should have not submitted it under an opensource project in the
first place.  You could have taken the SAMBA source, and applied your code
changes, and forked the project.  Your forked project could have remained
closed source, as long as all of the source to the opensource parts remained
available to the public, and kany kchanges to the opensource parts of the
code were also made public.
I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong, but this is my understanding of the

Actually, I looked on samba.org, and don't even see gpl mentioned....but it
is my understanding that this is an opensource run project....
anyway, I digress...

Just another View....
Barry Smoke
District Network Administrator
Bryant Public Schools


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Michael E Osborne
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 12:27 PM
To: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Cc: samba at samba.org; samba-technical at samba.org; samba-ntdom at samba.org
Subject: Re: web page

I have been using Samba a long time and there was a time when I actually
looked forward to your posts on this list. That time is definately over
now. While I respect your technical abilities and appreciate the work that
you have done on Samba, your posts now are simply sad. I'm not sure what
you intend these posts to accomplish. I can tell you how that they reflect
*very* poorly on you not Samba or the people you are unhappy with.

   Just person offering a view

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at samba-tng.org> on 06/21/2001 02:06:52 AM

To:   samba at samba.org, samba-technical at samba.org, samba-ntdom at samba.org
cc:    (bcc: Michael E Osborne/JACADS/REC)
Subject:  web page


please take me off this page.

i do not want your 'credit' nor your thanks, and you -
the authors of this page - do not deserve to use or to
continue to use my code without due recognition.

a 'credit' on a web page is pitiful recognition, so
take it off.  now.

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