[Gllug] anti-GPL licence

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Tue Apr 30 16:12:49 UTC 2002

On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 02:46:55PM +0100, jim wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> > The new license for the SMB/CIFS references has clauses that forbid any
> > derived product from beind released under the GPL, for a start.
> > 
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/24885.html
> Is it possible that they just want to be able, if it comes to the crunch,
> to say things like "OK, PROVE you didn't look at our docs"? The fact that
> such an argument is self-evidently a pile of dingo's kidneys doesn't
> really matter if you have as big a lawyer budget as Microsoft. 

If the Samba team have assessed things correctly, then it may just be an
attempt to confuse and intimidate.


I see a mouse.  Where?  There, on the stair.  And its clumsy wooden
footwear makes it easy to trap and kill.  -- Harry Hill
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