[Samba] Samba 3.0.37 license confusion

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Aug 21 11:41:07 MDT 2014

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 02:37:05PM +0800, Ronnie Zheng wrote:
> Hello Jeremy and samba maintainers,
> I am using Samba 3.0.37 and I am confused about the license.
> On one hand both the COPYING file in the 3.0.37 tarball and your
> website indicates that version 3.0.37 is GPLv2.
> http://news.samba.org/announcements/samba_gplv3/
> On the other hand, in the 3.0.37 tarball, there are many files with
> GPLv3 headers without any exception. For instance, several file in
> source/client directory.
> So my question is if it is released under GPLv2, why there are so many
> GPLv3 license only files ?

As mentioned (and for the record) this was a mistake,
and Samba 3.0.x and all previous versions are intended
to be GPLv2-or-later (except for the parts with explicitly
more permissive MIT/BSD/LGPL licenses).


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