Copyright file for Samba4

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Wed Sep 10 02:23:29 GMT 2008

Hi Andrew,

Am Freitag, den 29.08.2008, 12:14 +1000 schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> I wondered if you might find someone on the debian side of things with
> an interest to work on a better copyright file for Samba4?  I'm talking
> about the file I find here: 
> (but we should actually include it in Samba4 itslef).
I'm actually the author of that file, together with Steinar :-)

> The python-wmi package has made a good start, at
That appears to be factually incorrect, at least where it concerns the
 copyright on the WMI-related code, on which I also have copyright.

Ideally, I would want to use the machine-parsable copyright format for
Debian for this file in the future
( Would this be an ok
format to use for Fedora as well?

> But I think we need to include more Heimdal licences (it is not all
> under one licence, but so far I have not found anything particularly GPL
> incompatible, particularly against GPLv3).  In the upstream code this is
> (hopefully completely) summarised in doc/copyright.texi
Indeed, agreed.

> (Perhaps this is a good reason to get towards using an unmodified
> Heimdal release, so we can just deal with this in the Heimdal package). 
Yeah, that would be nice. How close are we to being able to link against
a system-provided Heimdal?


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