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

Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Wed Mar 28 15:56:10 GMT 2001

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 10:27:29AM +0100, James A . Sutherland wrote:

> One caveat: those are the **OLD** BSD license terms. The "advertising
> clause" you mention was dropped a while ago. Some projects will still
> be using this version, of course, but it is NOT just "the BSD license"
> any more - it's an old version thereof...

Indeed, if Netatalk contains any code under the old BSD
4 element licensing clause, then it's fundamentally
incompatible with the GPL and these parts must be either
re-licensed under a GPL friendly license (2 element BSD
or GPL) or re-written before we can donate any Samba code
to it.


Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

More information about the samba-technical mailing list