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Re: cdrecord floating point exception

"Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> > There always was only one cdrecord source code since it's 
> > creation in late 1995. The first DVD support code was added in
> > February 1998 but could not be made OpenSource due to an NDA.
> > Anyway, the DVD support in cdrecord code became OpenSource long 
> > before the fork "wodim" was created. 
> Indeed the sequence was 
> 1) End of ProDVD (May 2006)
> 2) Fork of cdrkit (Oct 2006)
> But the release of ProDVD functionality in cdrtools
> source tarballs marks exactly the point where the
> fork took off:
>   http://lists.debian.org/cdwrite/2006/05/msg00021.html
> Here you announce cdrtools-2.01.01a09 and mention CDDL.
> The fork of cdrkit is based on cdrtools-2.01.01a08.
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrkit
> So they probably did not take your DVD code because they
> assumed that it is not under GPL.

The DVD code of course is not under GPL.

The Debian people who started the fork claimed that they did this
because they found a GPL violation in cdrecord.

Judge yourself on whether this is a lie....

How can cdrecord be in a GPL violation when it is completely licensed
under the aproved free CDDL?

As a hint, one of my other projects "star" is also 100% CDDL and distributed
by Debian without problems.


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