Re: xcdroast does no longer work with wodim: Who to blame?
On 03 Mar 15:41, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> 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