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

On 03 Mar 15:41, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:09:29PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > > You are uninformed: libc on Linux is under LGPL and the LGPL is as
> > > "incompatible" to GPL as the CDDL is "incomparible" to the GPL.
> >
> > Er?
> Well, it seems that you are uninfored....
> If you like to tell me that mkisofs cannot link against libschily because it is
> CDDL, mkisofs could not link against GNU libc either because it is LGPL.

Err, GPL code can link with LGPL code - the LGPL *removes* restrictions
from the GPL, and thus is a compatible licence, as has already been
explained to you.

Also, libc is (fairly much) a system library, and would therefore get
through on that exemption anyways.

> If you believe that GNU libc and mkisofs both together create a derived work, 
> you would need to use the option from the LGPL to tranform the code into GPL.
> .....then you would never be able to have X on a Linux platform again as the 
> conversion from LGPL to GPL is irreversible and valid for the master copy of 
> a Distributor.

I believe that you're using circular arguments with no relevance to the
actual case in hand. libschily is *not* a system library and so does not
come through with that exemption, and the CDDL and GPL are incompatible

Ho hum,
Brett Parker

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