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New But as has been pointed out . . .
. . the Samba team's documentation of Microsoft's protocols is probably already far better than the documentation Microsoft will provide under the ruling - and perhaps better than what they have internally - and brings no "attachments" such as being forbidden from contributing to open source projects because you've seen the spec.
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New Samba better deposit theirs with a notary before MS release.
New Been done long ago.
Some of the Documentation of the Microsoft stuff that Microsoft has, doesn't even come close to following.

Samba is a Better implementation of the CIFS (and other stuff) than Microsoft could hope for.
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New All I'm saying is, they better be able to PROVE it's THEIRS.
New Anything that complies
with MS's specs would be grounds for claiming 'contamination', though. Enough to get Samba taken off the 'market' while the issue is 'resolved' (can you say "many years of litigation"? I knew you could).
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New Trudge and crew have this well in hand.
Everything they do is proven to not be contaminated by "co-mingle", with a signature and paper trail. Plus all core Developers are required to not ever have seen the specs or the code and never to have worked for Microsoft (and any priv'd companies)

Many things they get and do, is protocol watching from Server to clients Samba Server (in various modes)-> Windows Client, Windows[NT|2K|2K3] Server -> Samba Client and of course Windows[NT|2K|2K3] Server -> Samba as Domain Member and such -> Windows Clients

They only do are watching the network traffic using the protocol, as implemented by Microsoft, then as supposedly speced out in the Public Spec, Make changes based on what they see. If M$ tries to claim DMCA or other Reverse Engineering, they are sorely out of luck, they'll open a bigger can of worms than SCO did.

It would be a shame, if Microsoft tried to claim them being contaminated. It would (in the end) force Microsoft to Open up everything in regards to the protocol... to even open source groups.
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New Yeah, what a shame... Heh. :-)
New MS has been known to use Samba code.
To train people about how their own protocol works! :-)

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     Microsoft specifically excludes OSS from their - (imric) - (8)
         But as has been pointed out . . . - (Andrew Grygus) - (7)
             Samba better deposit theirs with a notary before MS release. -NT - (CRConrad) - (6)
                 Been done long ago. - (folkert) - (5)
                     All I'm saying is, they better be able to PROVE it's THEIRS. -NT - (CRConrad) - (3)
                         Anything that complies - (imric)
                         Trudge and crew have this well in hand. - (folkert) - (1)
                             Yeah, what a shame... Heh. :-) -NT - (CRConrad)
                     MS has been known to use Samba code. - (static)

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