Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Minor Samba Licensing Question
From: Jelmer Vernooij <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:15:56 +0200
Hi Evan,

On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 09:38:04PM -0400, Evan Huus wrote:
> Hello Samba folks. I was poking through the recent changes being
> landed to PIDL in Wireshark (thank you for those!) and noticed that
> one of the files was being picked up as unlicensed by our buildbot.
> Specifically:
> 'epan/dissectors/pidl/idl_types.h' has non-whitelisted license 'UNKNOWN'
> A bit of digging reveals that this was an issue even before the recent
> PIDL changes, but I only just noticed the message. I'm assuming that
> this file is GPL2-licensed like everything else, in which case I can
> silence the license checker?
It comes from the librpc/idl directory in Samba, which is accompanied
by the following license (see librpc/idl/IDL_LICENSE.txt):

The IDL files in this directory are made available by the Samba Team
under the following license:

  Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute these interface
  definitions for any purpose is hereby granted without fee.

  This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
  WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

> P.S. 'epan/dissectors/pidl/mapi/request.cnf.c' and
> 'epan/dissectors/pidl/mapi/response.cnf.c' are also producing
> warnings, but I *think* that those are Wireshark's and are not
> upstream. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes, those are Wiresharks.