Re: DVD burning question
- From: Unruh <unruh-spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 23:04:54 GMT
Nix <nix-razor-pit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
[My apologies for arguing with the troll.]
On 5 Nov 2007, Joerg Schilling verbalised:
The new version of cdrecord is _fully_ under a more liberal license than
the GPL as it uses the CDDL. The CDDL is _fully_ accepted as a free software
licens by the community and _even_ _Debian_ accepts the CDDL as fully free.
There is no license problem and the new license is fully accepted...
Odd. Actual lawyers, you know, the ones who drew up the CDDL, say that the
CDDL was *intentionally designed* to be non-GPL-compatible, and thus it is
impossible to comply with both licenses simultaneously. Redistribution is
thus forbidden, so distros *cannot* include your code without breaking the
Could you give a reference for this claim? REadin the CDDL does not
immediately strike me as being incompatible with GPL. But even if it were,
your contention is weird since they do not have to comply with both.
cdrecord is a separate program which is not a derivative work, and thus
distributing it with GPL programs is no problem. Ie, it is entirely unclear
to me what you are saying.
Note that he is hardly a troll. He is a writer of a very useful piece of
software, and as such is certainly worth arguing with. That he can at times
by obnoxious and opinionated differentiates him little from many of the
other software developers.
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