cdrtools vs cdrkit: flogging the dead horse
jason at bluetree.ath.cx
Wed Jan 14 13:49:06 UTC 2009
On Wed, January 14, 2009 7:21 am, Jason Crain wrote:
> On Wed, January 14, 2009 7:08 am, Odysseus Flappington wrote:
>>> The reason it's not in non-free (i.e. multiverse, in Ubuntu), is that
>>> distributing it is currently believed to be a contravention of the
>>> copyright interests of the owners of the elements licensed under the
>>> GPL. When we believe that something is a violation of civil law to
>> I'm not really taking sides here since I don't have enough
>> information, but out of curiosity, what do you mean when you say
>> "contravention of the copyright interests of the owners of the
>> elements licensed under the GPL."?
> It means that Schilling is a disagreeable person and does not approve of
> the ways cdrecord has been modified. He eventually changed the licensing
> to prevent certain modifications, so there was a fork.
Sorry, I should really read the entire thread. cdrecord requires a CDDL
licensed build system, which is incompatible with the GPL licensed code.
With the license incompatibilities it cannot be redistributed at all, not
even in non-free.
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