vfs-module lincense

Esh, Andrew AEsh at tricord.com
Wed Feb 27 15:57:01 GMT 2002

Perhaps everyone should note that (from my point of view, at least) the mail
system is delaying some messages by six hours, and is also repeating some of
them. Please don't get caught up re-reading and replying to old or
duplicated messages. I think this subject has been covered.

As far as HTML goes: I am trying not to send it. Microsoft Outlook sometimes
sends it that way anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simo Sorce [mailto:idra at samba.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:18 PM
To: Esh, Andrew
Cc: samba-technical at samba.org
Subject: RE: vfs-module lincense

plase (again) do not use html on this list!!!

On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 19:35, Esh, Andrew wrote:
> It seems to me that the copyright holders of Samba would have to make an
> exception for any libraries dynamically linked via the "vfs object" tag.
> There is a description of such an exception here:
> 	http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WritingFSWithNFLibs
> Otherwise, the external VFS interface cannot make use of non-GPL code. I
> think that's a severe limitation of the file systems Samba can use. I also
> think it completely obviates the need for an external interface. I thought
> the whole point of it being external is to allow non-GPL code to be used.

You are just plain WRONG!
VFS modules have been tougth to let others add functionalities to samba,
UNDER the Samba licence!

And there are yet many many things you can do keeping part of your code
concelead! ... unfortunately.

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