Mind if I read your code?
rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Thu Jan 1 22:46:36 GMT 2004
On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Juan Lang wrote:
> Hi folks, I'm working on some (LGPL-licensed and
> BSD-licensed) SMB code for Wine. So far I've stayed
> away from reading the Samba code much because I don't
> want to create concerns that I'm taking from it. I'm
> hoping it's okay with you all if I read it for
> inspiration from time to time?
Here is my take. Copyright does not protect ideas. It protects expressions
of ideas. Thus the GPL protects the code. If you reimplement, and I mean
re-implement, you should be OK to read the code. However, a better way to
do it is to have one person read the code and extract the algoritm in
words, and have another person do the reimpl from the alg description.
> Another licensing question: would I be able to use
> the IDL files you guys are so kindly generating for
> Samba4 in Wine?
The last I heard about this was that Andrew Tridgell wanted to use a very
liberal licence on the IDL files, but the answer should really come from
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
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