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Re: xcdroast does no longer work with wodim: Who to blame?

Bill Unruh <unruh@physics.ubc.ca> writes:

> The license issue is problematic, especially since copyright laws differ
> in different countries. Derivative works is an especially tricky concept
> since it is so poorly defined in law, and the courts have been all over
> the place on it. It would be really really nice if Debian released
> Moglin's opinion that they received re the cdrtools issue and Schilling
> released his, and Moglin allowed them to do so.

I believe that the relevant legal opinion was given to Ubuntu, not to
Debian.  I do not believe that Moglin gave a separate legal opinion to
Schilling, in private e-mail or anywhere else.

> On the license issue, all sides are to a large extent on the same page.
> Schilling has released his stuff with an open source license (CDDL is
> certainly that), and the requirement of the GPL that both the source
> code AND the build system be and remain available to future users is
> guarenteed. At that point, the fact that the two sides cannot step over
> the final tiny hurdles is a real shame.

You appear to be completely unfamiliar with the licensing issues involved,
or any of the other past history that went into this fork.  All issues
look simple, resolvable, and unfortunate if you ignore 90% of the problem.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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