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

Peter Galbavy peter.galbavy at knowledge.com
Wed Mar 28 08:54:15 GMT 2001

> The BSD license says that the code may be reused provide that you mention
> the copyright holder, so branching it and adopting GPL license wouldn't
> fall in this definition?

I really do not want to get involved in a license religious war, but I would
like to point to this typical BSD license condition:

 * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
 *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

So, in simple terms, no, you cannot "just branch" and change it.

But OTOH in real terms, you can if you are careful and ringfence old and new


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