[OpenAFS-devel] IBM public license code (from OpenAFS) in samba/examples/nss ok?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at cmu.edu
Thu Aug 26 21:16:49 GMT 2004

On Thursday, August 26, 2004 20:58:45 +0200 Volker Lendecke 
<Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE> wrote:
> Because AFS and Samba headers don't like each other, I had to make sure
> to not to include any samba stuff and not link against Samba .o files.
> The only thing I use is the nss_winbind.c library that tridge started
> explicitly for other and non-GPL products. It contains the following
> license header:
> /*
>    nss sample code for extended winbindd functionality
>    Copyright (C) Andrew Tridgell (tridge at samba.org)
>    you are free to use this code in any way you see fit, including
>    without restriction, using this code in your own products. You do
>    not need to give any attribution.
> */

Oh, very good.  Since that part of the file wasn't quoted in your patch, I 
wasn't sure what the license on nss_winbind.c might be.  That was the main 
reason I suggested some care in what you link against.

You do also appear to be linking against OpenSSL's libcrypto, which has the 
potential to be problematic (IIRC, OpenSSL has a non-GPL-compatible 
license).  I don't know if tridge's code has OpenSSL dependencies or if 
that's only there for AFS's benefit; if the latter, you can replace the 
reference with one to the libdes shipped with OpenAFS.

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