[Samba] Re: [expert] Microsoft - The settlement that isn't

David Brodbeck davidb at interclean.com
Thu Apr 18 05:59:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 08:42, James Davis wrote:
> So what does this have to do with Samba????

I was wondering that, too.  This, on the other hand, is interesting. 
Microsoft may have the legal muscle to make life very difficult for


"ComputerWire predicted the release of CIFS and SMB could squash open
source when news first broke of its decision to open the technology in
March. As details of the CIFS license have emerged since then, it has
become clear Microsoft has effectively banned open source companies from
distributing implementations of CIFS, if the software is distributed
under the General Public License (GPL)."

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