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Re: Remove cdrtools

Joerg Jaspert <joerg@ganneff.de> writes:

> reassign 377109 ftp.debian.org
> retitle 377109 RM: cdrtools -- RoM: non-free, license problems
> thanks
> Hi guys,
> ok well, as JS stays with an interpretation of CDDL and GPL that the
> whole world does not follow (all wrong, of course :) ), lets go and fix
> this. The sane way is to remove cdrtools from Debian main (unstable) and
> add a free replacement, most possible a fork from the last free version
> (which had only the CDDL licensed build scripts, which can easily be
> replaced by some automake thing). If you want to join that effort -
> contact me.
> For Debian etch I dont think its a big problem right now, dependencies
> will stop it from getting removed before we release.

For those that didn't see it on irc there is also a replacement for
cdrecord called cdrskin based on the JS free libburn. The BIG problem
with it is that it can only burn data CDs in disk-at-once mode. No TAO
or audio capabilities.

For anyone intrested Eduart Block and some others have packaged it in
the last 24h: svn.debian.org/svn/collab-maint/deb-maint/cdrskin/trunk

I know it is far from being a full replacement but good enough to
e.g. burn Debian CDs.


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