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

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

> OK, good. So if Jorg were to dual license libscg, this would be
> sufficient for Debian to believe that they are able to distribute it?
> This is far weaker than the demand that all of the software be dual
> licensed or GPLed.  Whether or not he would be willing to dual license
> libscg I have no idea.

The outcome of the SFLC investigation was that Joerg was asked to
include an explicit statement in libscg that linking it in mkisofs is
allowed. The ubuntu technical board has asked him to do so but Joerg
refused because he does not see a necessity to do so. Moreover, he
claimed that big "harm" would be done to unrelated projects because of
that, without further clarifying what he is actually referencing here.

However, he was also told that as soon as he reconsiders this position,
the technical board would continue to investigate the integration of
cdrtools in ubuntu, as there are no further known concerns about the
cdrtools licensing.

> And the use mkisofs makes of libscg seems to be pretty small. I
> understand that he feels that there is no problem with distribution as
> it now stands, but perhaps he would be willing to dual license that
> small part simply in order to make his progam more available to users
> of Linux, who would really benefit.

yes, that would be ideal, but Joerg refuses to make this step.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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