Re: Deprecating smbfs(5) and removing it before FreeBSD 14

From: Ed Maste <>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2021 14:27:52 -0400
On Mon, 1 Nov 2021 at 11:56, Rick Macklem <> wrote:
> Did they stick APSLs on the files? (If so, I think it could still be ok, since the APSL
> is a lot like the CDDL. However, I'm not sure if the APSL has ever been blessed
> by FreeBSD as of yet?)

I had a quick look at the Illumos kernel files and it appears each
file is licensed under only one of 4-clause BSD, APSL, or CDDL,
depending on where it originated.

Files from Boris Popov's original FreeBSD implementation have the
4-clause BSD license, followed by something like:
 * Copyright (c) 2008, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
 * Portions Copyright (C) 2001 - 2013 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
 * Copyright 2018 Nexenta Systems, Inc.  All rights reserved.

There are 28 BSD-licensed kernel files, 5 APSL, and 13 CDDL. I think
that having an smbfs kernel module in the tree using a combination of
those licenses is fine. (This isn't on behalf of core_at_ and of course
due diligence needs to be done, but from a high level it seems
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