[Pkg-samba-maint] Upcoming possible licensing issues kde vs samba
jra at samba.org
Fri Nov 2 17:00:21 UTC 2007
On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 09:57:12AM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 04:25:20PM +0000, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 11:45:49AM -0400, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> > > You'll need to get TrollTech to add libsmbclient to its list of
> > > exceptions for their GPLv2 only code. I spoke with Jeremy Allison
> > > (another Samba dev who spends more time on licensing issues than
> > > I do) about this specifically a few days ago.
> > That's not sufficient, GPL 3 still can't link to it (even if it can
> > link to GPL 3). libsmbclient would need an exception for qt too.
> libsmbclient doesn't need an exception as the LGPL3 license is
> compatible with GPLv2 only, it's the GPLv2-only that's incompatible
> with LGPLv3. Qt needs to add "and LGPLv3 code" to the list of
> exceptions for compatible licenses.
Doh ! Scratch that :-). Of course libsmbclient is *GPLv3*, not
LGPLv3 :-). Need more coffee :-).
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