[linux-cifs] Re: Re: The patents and license issue from microsoft regarding SMB implementation(GPL)


On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 08:36:04PM +0100, support@remsnet.de wrote:
> 
> legal : maybe - without sign patent licenses agreements : allmost not.
> ...
> - M$ owns most of the smb Protokoll patents as they developed them..
> ...
> CIFS is m$ in clear words SMB protocoll based.
> Therefore fall under the M$ license rules .

In case anyone is worrying, the above is just wrong.

See here:

https://www.samba.org/samba/PFIF/

and here:

https://www.samba.org/samba/PFIF/PFIF_agreement.html

for details.

Jeremy.


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