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

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

> On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> ...
> >
> > As a hint: "the work mkisofs" is the plain files that can be found in the
> > sub-directory "mkisofs" in the cdrtools source tree. Other sub-directories in
> > this source tree colletion contain _other_ independent works.
> >
> >
> > You have to decide whether the GPL is a completely unusable license or whether
> > there is no problem with mkisofs.....
> I am afraid that we will not solve the problems of the shortcomings of GPL
> here. The question is whether or not we can solve the problems of the
> different reading of the GPL for the purposes of this one program, mkisofs.

Well despite the claims from some people that try to prevent a solution, 
there in fact is only a very minor disagreement. This disagreement is based on 
the attempt from some people to interpret some meaning into the "system 
exception" that is not in the GPL text.

> I understand that in the legal theory you have about the programs there is no
> problem, while under the theory espoused by Debian and many other
> distributions there is a problem. Lets not try to solve everything here, but
> only the one thing-- mkisofs. As I have said, the users would thank you.

Do you see a chance that people would re-read the GPL and try not to put 
meaning into the GPL that is not in the text?

Last night, I send a quote from Eben Moglen that confirms that the "system 
exception" has no meaning besides giving the permission to omit things from 
"the complete source".


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