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

From: Warner Losh <imp_at_bsdimp.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2021 13:50:01 -0600
On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM Ed Maste <emaste_at_freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Nov 2021 at 11:56, Rick Macklem <rmacklem_at_uoguelph.ca> 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
> reasonable.)
>

Yea, I took a quick look and came to a similar conclusion: this code base
is likely fine for inclusion from a license perspective, but would take some
doing to get it working on FreeBSD robustly for all the reasons that Rick
delved into far better than I can...

Warner
Received on Mon Nov 01 2021 - 19:50:01 UTC

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