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Linux-Watch: Samba to Go GPLv3

Dec 07, 2006, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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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 approved.

"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...'"

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