External idmap backend(s)
abartlet at samba.org
Tue Feb 6 21:16:59 GMT 2007
On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 13:40 -0700, Matthew Mastracci wrote:
> Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> > Simo's was dropped after some discussion. The idmap backend
> > has since been rewritten in the SAMBA_3_0 tree so I'd recommend
> > you repatch against that. However, I'm somewhat against
> > accepting such a patch into the tree because it allows
> > vendors to write clearly derivative works of Samba and bypass
> > the GPL requirement.
> The big reason we need this is to implement an LDAP mapping that is
> close-but-not-quite-the-same-as the current idmap_ldap stuff, but is
> easier to maintain as a bunch of shell scripts than writing and
> maintaining a new back-end that won't ever make it into the tree and
> updating a patch for it.
Is is possible that with a few extra parameters, your setup could be
incorporated into the standard? Or, why can't you use the standard
> As a compromise, could it be possible to have the external backend ask
> the program/script for its license in the initialize method and fail if
> it is anything but GPL? I know this is somewhat hokey, but it runs
> along the same lines as the MODULE_LICENSE() Linux kernel macro. This
> would make it clear that the external script is a derivative work and
> must also be GPL. It would be just as easy for them to patch in an
> external backend as it would be to patch out that check.
I think this is a non-starter.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc. http://redhat.com
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