Samba Copyright practices

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Nov 12 18:19:47 GMT 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 11:15:20AM -0700, Vince Brimhall wrote:
> My company, Novell, is asking for clarification on the Samba Team's
> position on copyrights as they pertain to code submitted by a third
> party developer. It is my understanding that the source must be
> copyright by the individual or have no copyright. Could any of you
> provide further clarafication?

Yes, this is correct. We require individual copyright on code
submitted to Samba, not corporate copyright. There are valid
historical reasons for this that I can go into on the phone
if you'd like.


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