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Samba.org: CIFS, Microsoft, and the Samba Team

Apr 30, 2002, 13:00 (13 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeremy Allison for this link. ]

"A recent document released by Microsoft has led to some concern within the Samba community regarding patents and licensing. The Samba Team wishes to reassure the Samba community that this document will not have any impact on the use or further development of Samba.

"The Microsoft document is a license agreement attached to a technical document which provides information regarding the CIFS protocol. The CIFS protocol (also known as the SMB protocol) is the core protocol that Samba implements to provide seamless filesharing interoperability with Microsoft networking products..."

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