[Samba] Help Samba license

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jul 10 02:08:55 MDT 2013

On Wed, 2013-07-10 at 11:30 +0800, blue_sky886 wrote:
>  Hi,
> I want to use library of samba that license is "GPLv2" in my program that is proprietary.
> The source code version of samba is 3.0.6.
> Is it possible to modify the license to "LGPL"?
> Thanks.

No, it is not possible.  We can only suggest you licence your program
under GPL compatible terms.

Additionally, all supported Samba versions are now licensed under GPLv3
or later, with only some specific support libraries under other less
protective licences. 

I hope this clarifies things,

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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