Re: Bug#181028: cdrecord: promotes non-free software
* BenC [Sat, Feb 22 2003, 05:08:50PM]:
> Honestly, I am sick of the cdrecord's author pushing his own beliefs and
> prejudices on us. If he protested this, it wouldn't be the first time we
Yes, I knew that this is the real reason. JS reacts bitchy he thinks
that someone doubts his competence as software coder, but he is still
the upstream and author of good software products. And he wrote code for
Unix systems when some of us were in kindergarten.
> butted heads with him. I've already had to deal with his name calling
> for the sparc-linux SILO patch to mkisofs. He refuses to add a simple
He also told to you to fix SILO, means: make it conform to existing
standards and conventions and so compatible with mkisofs default working
mode. I still cannot remember when I got a reasonable explanation from
you to this issue.
And no, I do not know how many work is needed to fixup SILO, but his
arguments sounded better.
> patch that has been in use for years to create sparc-linux bootable
> CD's. He's even gone so far as to make it more difficult to apply the
> patch in newer versions, and from what I gather threatened to make it
Yes, I suspect the same "my software, my baby" syndrome seen by Mr.
Kuhlmann last week.
> impossible to apply. It's not his decision what Debian decides to
> include in our distributed version of mkisofs. If we want the patch,
> that's our choice.
As said before, why not fixing SILO instead? You are the maintainer, I
expect an answer now.
> So, yeah, I do have some bad vibes toward upstream on this one. I don't
> like the situation where Debian bows down to upstream on points where we
> should be free to make our own decisions (changing software is a right
> that the license provides us). Being threatened by upstream is beyond my
Pissing of the upstream by making changes without telling him is not a
good way go to. They have to deal with problems that our changes may
create - many people contact upstream first and not the Debian
Der spinnt der Mann.
Der ist völlig durch.
-- Christian 'naddy' Weissgerber