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

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Apr 18 09:02:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 08:57:40AM -0400, David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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
> Samba:
> http://www.theregus.com/content/4/24661.html
> "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)."

I'm dealing with that directly. I'm talking to the journalist who
wrote it to try and fix some of the errors in this piece.


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