Re: cdrecord floating point exception
The only code that probably could be called free was growisofs, but growisofs
at that time was not under GPL (altough the Author claimed so) because
commercial publishing was not allowed. Growisofs is now free, but the change
to a real free license was made after the complete cdrecord source was published
under a free license.
dvd+rw-tools were available under same license, GPL, all along, and
nothing has changed "after the complete cdrecord source was published
under a free license." I suppose the above comment refers to
http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/solaris.com.html. Quoting it:
"The agreement is not meant to encumber GPL-compliant usage of the
sofware in question, for example no explicit permission/license is
required, if the same party chooses to download and deploy it internally
in their Solaris environment, e.g. for backup purposes, or even
re-distribute it under GPL terms."
I can assure that this was the intention from the moment of agreement,
to be specific the moment Solaris support made its appearance in
dvd+rw-tools in 2003. The note was indeed updated/clarified in 2006, but
once again it has nothing to do with any cdrecord time-frame. Well, it
might have been affected *indirectly*, as those who asked for
clarification at the time might have been confused by misleading claims
just like one in the very beginning of this message. A.