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Re: ISO Master

Hello Mr. Smith,

On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 08:32:08PM -0500, Andrew Smith wrote:
> Hello Knoppix Developers
> I am the developer of ISO Master ( 
> http://littlesvr.ca/isomaster/index.php ), an editor for ISO files.
> It's been in development for a year and a half and 6 public releases 
> have been available for easy download since September 2006. I feel that 
> it's got to the point where it's stable and supports enough features to 
> be included in distributions. Also it's very small, less than 180K 
> including the icons and only depends on GTK.
> The current version (0.6) supports i18n and I already have 6 
> translations (including German) so 0.7 will be available in many languages.
> Are you interested in including it into Knoppix? There is already a 
> debian package maintainer (David Johnson) who's evaluating the 
> requirements of including a package into Ubuntu and Debian.

If it fulfills the requirements for getting integrated in Knoppix, of
course. :-)

They are quite simple. The most important thing, next to usefulness, is
the license, which must allow the software to be freely distributable
for any purpose, non-commercial as well as commercial. And Open Source
of course (except in very rare cases that get fewer every day). From
your page, I assume that this is the case here.

I like your very clear license statement

  "Important NOTE: both bkisofs and ISO Master are distributed under the
  version of the license that follows (Version 2, June 1991), not an
  earlier one and not a later."

which is what I should also clarify in my own packages, too, since I am
very sceptic about GPL V3. I'm not even sure if I can continue to
include any software licensed under GPLV3 in Knoppix, because this would
make it presumably impossible to use Knoppix on computers that support
DRM, and source distribution will become even more complicated than it
already is today.

I just added your package to the DVD version (don't know yet if there is
enough space on he CD to it in here, too.)

A Debian repository would be nice for easy updates, though. ;-)

Thanks & kind regards
-Klaus Knopper

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