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Re: Intend to package: cdindex

On 16-Mar-1999, Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> Previously Jens Ritter wrote:
> > The cdindex project is intended to be an opensource replacement for
> > the existing system of looking up CDs on the internet (cddb).
> What is wrong with the existing CDDB implementations? There are lots of
> those already, and the program that created cddb (xmcd afaik) has always
> been GPL'ed as well.

The problem is that CDDB is now owned by a company that is becoming
increasingly protective of the database and format (e.g. to the point
where the GPL is irrelvant because to use CDDB you have to agree
to all sorts of conditions). 

Rather than continue to use CDDB it may be simpler to create a new
format and use it instead.  The new format is better than CDDB in theory
anyway, it allows different authors for different tracks and seems to
have room for alternate ways of identifying discs.

See slashdot for recent discussions on this topic.

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