GPLv2-only users of Samba library code?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Jul 10 03:22:52 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 17:24 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 09:13:39AM +1000, tridge at wrote:
> > If you are the author/maintainer of a GPLv2-only application, and you
> > use any Samba library code (such as libsmbclient, talloc, tdb, ldb
> > etc) then please get in touch.
> > We are currently looking at moving future releases of our library code
> > to LGPLv3, and this might pose difficulties for projects that are
> > using our library code and are released under GPLv2-only.
> > Note that this only applies to GPLv2 projects that do not have the "or
> >  (at your option) any later version" wording in the copyright notices.
> The following reverse-dependencies of libsmbclient in Debian appear to be
> licensed under the GPLv2 only; some of them have an ambiguous license, and
> the copyright holders would need to be contacted for us to know for sure
> what the intent is.
> smbc:, Rafal Michniewicz <rafim at>
smbc's documentation says that it is licensed under GPLv2 or later. 


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