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Re: Bug#181028: cdrecord: promotes non-free software

On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 05:12:55PM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 03:36:31PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > Cdrecord says this when I am using a DVD burner (even while burning
> > > normal CDR/CDRW):
> >  
> > > cdrecord: If you need DVD-R/DVD-RW support, ask the Author for cdrecord-ProDVD.


> IMO, we should not be promoting non-free software, especially when there
> is a free alternative. Just because Joerg wants to make a buck doesn't
> mean we have to let Debian become an advertising medium for him. He is
> using our distribution and our users to promote a closed source product.

   To throw fuel on the fire, consider ncftp:

--8<---------:- snip -:---------8<---------:- snip -:---------8<--
<dmg@jolt[~]> ncftp
NcFTP 3.1.5 (Oct 13, 2002) by Mike Gleason (ncftp@ncftp.com).
ncftp> quit

        Thank you for using NcFTP Client.
        Ask your system administrator to try NcFTPd Server!

--8<---------:- snip -:---------8<---------:- snip -:---------8<--

   NcFTPd is non-free.  The message shows up every 7 runs, or never if
   'yes-i-know-about-NcFTPd=yes' in your ~/.ncftp/prefs_v3 file.

   Maybe adding a similar option to cdrecord might be a nicer


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