The patents and license issue from microsoft regarding SMB implementation(GPL)

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jan 28 15:32:41 MST 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 08:36:04PM +0100, support at wrote:
> legal : maybe - without sign patent licenses agreements : allmost not.
> ...
> - M$ owns most of the smb Protokoll patents as they developed them..
> ...
> CIFS is m$ in clear words SMB protocoll based.
> Therefore fall under the M$ license rules .

In case anyone is worrying, the above is just wrong.

See here:

and here:

for details.


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