Linux-Watch: Samba to Go GPLv3
Dec 07, 2006, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"The proposed GPL version 3 has suffered the slings and arrows
of outraged Linux developers, and its anti-patent provisions give
companies the twitches, but one prominent open-source project, the
Samba Team, is ready to switch to the new license as soon as it's
"By and large, Samba programmers have long approved of the
proposed version 3 of the GNU GPL (General Public License). Indeed,
well-known Samba Team member Jeremy Allison said, 'I helped out in
a small way in the very early drafting of the anti-DRM (Digital
Rights Management) provisions...'"