[vbox-dev] windows shared folders source code?

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 23 07:29:51 PDT 2008

Thanks for at least a reply.
I assume you used the nulmrx sample from MS DDK. Sample code is supposed to be released without license issues. Is it not right? There are many open source file systems modified from MS samples, e.g., the EXT2 file system on sf.net.
Over last couple of weeks, I implemented a shared folder driver, which I think is much better performed than the current one. However, there are many tedious stuff, if I can look at your current impl, it would really help me to finish it. Any chance I can get a copy of your code for internal use?
If there is no licensing issues, I'd like to check in my code to the OSE edition, so there will be some source code for the windows shared folders driver.

--- On Mon, 6/23/08, Klaus Espenlaub <Klaus.Espenlaub at Sun.COM> wrote:

From: Klaus Espenlaub <Klaus.Espenlaub at Sun.COM>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] windows shared folders source code?
To: huisinro at yahoo.com, "VirtualBox developer's list" <vbox-dev at virtualbox.org>
Date: Monday, June 23, 2008, 7:16 AM

Huihong Luo wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a windows kernel driver developer, and wanted to see if I can 
> improve the windows shared folders addition. But when I looked at the 
> open source, couldn't find the code? can anyone tell me where it is?

It's not part of the VirtualBox Open Source Edition. The reason is that 
it's difficult to avoid using anything from the various Microsoft 
development kits (samples, code snippets) when developing a filesystem.

Releasing it under GPL is out of question, and even other licensing will 
be difficult (and involve lawyers).

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