Commercial license for windows authentication portion of Samba

David Cheney dcheney at
Fri Jan 16 02:07:34 GMT 2004

I think there's a slight misunderstanding here:

I don't think we intend for anyone on the samba team to sign on to a
non-GPL compatible project. Ours is a proprietary product, but samba is
being included on its own, and what I believe we are offering is to
compensate someone for adding functionality to samba that would benefit
our product and help us meet our timeline. (per mark).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jra at] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 4:12 PM
> To: Mark Kadrich
> Cc: David Cheney; Andrew Bartlett; tridge at; 
> samba-technical at; jra at
> Subject: Re: Commercial license for windows authentication 
> portion of Samba
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:12:40AM -0800, Mark Kadrich wrote:
> > Andrew and the Samba team,
> > Would any of you be interested in some contract work to 
> assist David 
> > with this portion of our project? We are on a tight 
> schedule and could 
> > use some help.
> To be honest not really. Samba is a full time job and I
> prefer not to work on proprietary code if I can help it.
> Is there a way you can put Samba into your project in a
> way that satifies the GPL ? That would be the best long
> term solution as we'd all end up working in the same
> interest.
> Jeremy.

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