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Re: cdrecord: weird GPL interpretation

Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> writes:

> Måns Rullgård <mru@mru.ath.cx> writes:
>> Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> writes:
>>> Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:
>>>> Joerg's changes are clearly non-free; I've not seen anybody arguing
>>>> otherwise. We basically need to route around him at this point, and
>>>> fork from a previous free version. His ridiculous statement that his
>>>> new statements also apply to older (GPL) versions of cdrtools should
>>>> just be ignored as the puffery that it is IMHO...
>>> While legally you're right, I think from a point of view of politeness
>>> you're wrong.
>> Go read some postings by JS and you won't feel any need for
>> politeness.
> I've read them.  It doesn't seem any worse than the drivel which shows
> up here regularly.  Joerg tells Alan Cox he doesn't know anything
> about Linux systems or security.  People here say things about that
> ridiculous once a week -- you've seen them too.

Add to that an arrogant center-of-the-world attitude (you can't change
the kernel now, cdrecord is in code freeze pending release and similar

> On the other hand, I find this message interesting:
>   http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/8/19/111
> In particular, he seems to be relying on German "Authors' Rights", and
> claims to be in discussion with Debian people.  That's nearly a month
> ago.

More specifically, he claims to be in discussion with Debian how to
stop SuSE from doing what they have every right to do.  I know nothing
about German law, so I can't comment on that bit.

Måns Rullgård

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