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

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

> I believe that you mean the above to apply to mkisofs, not to cdrtools, which
> is a bunch of different program. The programs which are purely CDDL I assume
> you have no problem with distributing (despite your discomfort with CDDL).
>   Since it appears that mkisofs is the
> only GPL licensed program within cdrtools, the linking of mkisofs with libscg is what you find
> problematic.

As the FSF is interested to see GPLd programs on OpenSolaris (*), the FSF did 
confirm that there is no problem with linking a GPLd program like e.g. GNU tar
with the CDDLd libraries fron OpenSolaris and to publish the resulting binaries.

*) and as a different interpretation of the GPL would make the GPL be in 
violation with the Copyright law....

There is absolutely no problem with distributing mkisofs binaries that are 
linked against CDDLd libs that are a "different work".


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