GPL v3 and 2008 server

Kai Blin kai at
Tue Dec 11 11:07:52 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 11 December 2007 11:57:21 feroz ahmed wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> >>>No. Not without explicit permission by the author of those
> changes.
> Sorry, I didnt understand this can you explain bit clearly.

If you pull patches licensed under the GPLv3 into "GPLv2 or later", you need 
to distribute the resulting code under the GPLv3. So doing this will get you 
nothing that just using Samba 3.2.x won't give you as well.

The only difference is when the author of a patch explicitly allows 
backporting the patch to GPLv2 code, as we usually do with security and bug 

Hope this helps,

Kai Blin
WorldForge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member
Will code for cotton.
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