[Samba] Microsoft joins OIN - I think Samba is covered !
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:45:21 -0700
- From: Jeremy Allison via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Samba] Microsoft joins OIN - I think Samba is covered !
This morning Microsoft announced they are joining the OIN
Software Patent pool which protects Linux systems.
Looking at the definition of "Linux System" here:
"The Linux Environment Components consist of the software packages
identified below in Tables 1 and 2, as such packages’ currently-released
source code as of November 8, 2005 is identified on the OIN website"
and if we drill down further on tables 1&2
I see: "850 samba"
Woo Hoo ! I think we're covered for all Samba releases from
2005 onwards !
This is *great* news for users/vendors/OEMs/support vendors
who might have been concerned about patent issues around SMB1/2/3 !
(Note this is not legal advice, just my opinion - IANAL).
Thanks Microsoft, this is much appreciated and has been
awaited eagerly for a *long* time !
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