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

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, James Vega wrote:

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 02:41:54PM -0800, Bill Unruh wrote:
Thus, is it correct that the issue centers around mkisofs, a program which is
under the GPL2 license and is linked with libscg, a CDDL licensed library? Is
this where the dispute lies?

If so, exactly what is the nature of the legal (as opposed to personal)
 disagreement? Schilling has made clear that he does not believe there to
be any legal
impediment to the distribution of the software. Debian has made clear that
they believe that there is such an impediment. What, in as few words as
possible, is the impediment?

Read the CDDL section under the FSF's list of GPL incompatible licenses.

I have. It says nothing except give the opinion that the two are incompatible
( as are GPL2 and GPL3). In particular it does not address the issue of
exactly why, in the case of cdrtools, the linking of mkisofs and libscg makes
the result undistributable.
Ie, it is not very helpful in helping to resolve this dispute.


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