[PATCH] Patches come from Centrify Corp.

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue May 12 13:07:12 GMT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 06:16:21PM +0800, Zhou Weikuan wrote:
> I'm working for Centrify Corp. My company is going to open
> our patches to samba source code. The base samba version
> is 3.0.32, and the patches can also be applied for later
> versions with some modifications manually:

Well, if your patches have not been open so far, you have
been in violation of the GPL license.

Probably what you want to achieve with your mail is to get
your already publically available patches accepted upstream,
right? :-)

If so, some questions:

Who is the copyright owner of those patches? The patches
themselves do not contain any hint about this.

You might be aware that we will probably not change Samba
3.0 anymore except for security fixes. 3.2 and 3.3 are in
bug-fix mode only. The main development happens right now in
the master and 3.4 branches of Samba.

We would be happy to accept patches for those branches! Can
you send in the patches applying correctly to 3.4?

To make review also your work to integrate your patches into
upstream Samba easier, you might want to look at 


Thanks a lot,

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