Re: [Nautilus-list] ANNOUNCE: gnome-vfs-extras 0.1 released

So the issue here is LGPL and GPL

Module			Licence
---------------------	------------
gnome-vfs	 	LGPL
gnome-vfs-extras	GPL

I have no idea what M$ stealing code from SAMBA has to do with
any of this, but LGPL and GPL software have difficulty co-existing in 
the same project.  So The gnome-vfs-extras code that needs part of the
SAMBA code to compile must be GPL.  If that code was in gnome-vfs then
someone could not write a propriatary/BSD/MPL/FOL gnome-vfs module as
the whole code base would become GPL.  In maintaining freedom for
programers to extend gnome-vfs, it was chosen to be distributed under
the LGPL.

                                   San Francisco, CA
Robin * Slomkowski                 pretender @ rslomkow . org

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 02:11:20PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Brian Fahrlander <brian leelumber com> writes:
> > 
> >     Whoa...this isn't all GPL?  You mean this has gone the same was as
> >  
> The Windows SMB code is derived from the Samba project, so we don't
> have a choice about licensing.
> Havoc

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