Re: [Debburn-devel] License of cdrkit - GPLv2 + additional restrictions
On 9/14/06, Eduard Bloch <email@example.com> wrote:
* Markus Laire [Thu, Sep 14 2006, 03:37:11PM]:
> I mentioned this problem over a week ago at debburn-devel but
> didn't get any response.
Because the hard problems that you pointed out have been fixed. We do no
longer return "schily" author ID, etc.
That wasn't the problem I mentioned. And the problem I mentioned
hasn't been fixed yet. (e.g. cdrecord/cdrecord.c still contains an
> Unfortunately Eduard Bloch (one of the people behind this fork)
> doesn't see any problem here:
That is not what I said, don't put your words into my mouth.
That's how I interpreted your message. I did include your answer so
others can easily check this.
Should I try to be more carefull about how I speak of these things?
> >> (dvdrtools is in non-free solely because of the libscg "You may not"
> >lines, which
> >> are *also* present in cdrkit. Um.... there's some small problem there.)
> >If you see a concrete problem, point it out. Or stop talking like there
> >were a problem.
> In my opinion there is clearly a concrete problem as there are
> restrictions in the source-code which are not allowed by GPLv2.
> So I'd now like to ask what debian-legal thinks about this situation,
> and whether the license of cdrkit is OK for Debian-main.
I would like to ask you to give us some days to find a peacefull
solution without starting another flamewar. But, hey, you already did it
by Cc'ing debian-legal and so attracting the trolls ASAP. Very
I did post to debburn-devel first, and only after I didn't get any
response, and it seemed to me that this wouldn't be fixed, did I post
Also, it's possible that I should report a "serious" bug for this,
but I wanted to ask about this from debian-legal first, to know if
others agree that this is a problem.
ps. It seems that some messages in this thread[2,3] were posted only
to debian-legal and not to debburn-devel. I'm not sure about what the
usual policy is in multi-list threads, so I'll answer to same threads
which the post I'm answering to used.