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Comment: Samba has a license for many of the key patents (Score 5, Informative) 139 139

by tridge (#30412340) Attached to: Documentation Compliance Means MS Can Resume Collecting Protocol Royalties
Before everyone gets too worked up, please look at this:

http://samba.org/samba/PFIF/

Samba and any other free software project (via the PFIF) has a royalty free license to most of the patents that are important for these protocols.

There are some patents that are excluded from this (see appendix 4 of the agreement for a list of the excluded patents), and we do indeed need to avoid infringement of those patents. That has not so far proved to be an insurmountable obstacle, although it is an inconvenience.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment: new site jupiter.samba.org (Score 5, Informative) 299 299

by tridge (#28752693) Attached to: Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter

Anthony's webserver has been slashdotted, but
he has copied the files to:

    http://jupiter.samba.org/

He is now trying to login to his server so he
can redirect the pages to the above site.

As well as being an amateur astronomer, Anthony
is a keen Linux enthusiast. His home built
telescope is controlled by his Linux box.

Cheers, Tridge

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