Ownership of Samba code [Was: Re: VxFS quotas]

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Tue Mar 27 17:23:04 GMT 2001

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001 11:12:23 David Lee wrote:
> I wonder if there is a more general point that the Samba 
> folk could clarify:  once code is contributed into Samba, 
> who "owns" it?  Who can re-use it?  Under what conditions?  
> Et cetera.

Dodging the issue of ownership, all code contributed to Samba
is released under the GPL, so it may be a better idea to
ask is the GPL compatible with NetaTalk's license. I haven't
looked so I can't comment.

Now as to ownership, traditionally ownership has been retained
by the author of the code.  For significant amounts of 
code anyways.  Kind of hard to do this with one or two line
patches. :-)   However, with the GPL, ownership
is not as big an issue once code has been released IMO.
Make sense?  

Cheers, jerry
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