Tue Dec 2 04:10:01 GMT 2003
cases, both using equivalently "published" interfaces?
Now if Sun (or equivalent manufacturer) were to do it, and want to
maintain their code private, I (though not a lawyer) see how that might
well (almost certainly?) breach GPL. But I'm talking about _us_, the
Samba community, writing onto this alternative interface.
I only see one reference to "kernel" in GPL (in section 3). It isn't at
all clear to me how this is could affect a decision for us (the GPL Samba
community) to use an alternative, equivalently published, interface. That
is, why "our" current userspace smbd written on man(2)+man(3) would be
fundamentally different (from GPL perspective) from loadable module
written on the man(9) interface.
Thanks again. I look forward to enlightenment!
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