[arch-general] Burning From Command Line

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Wed May 26 07:35:55 EDT 2010

"Rasmus Steinke" <rasi at xssn.at> wrote:

> The ONLY reason cdrkit is used in many distributions is the license of
> cdrtools. Jörg mentions on his website that suns lawyers have analyzed the  
> legal issues.
> Unfortunately there is no link to that analysis which makes this a pure  
> claim.

Well, the license of the original software has been verified by Sun lawyers.
People who are interested in more information may ask e.g. Simon Phipps and
everybody can easily check that Solaris ships with halfway recent original 
software. I am sure that Solaris will switch soon to cdrtools-3.0 once it has 
been published next week.

Just to make clear how picky license violations are handled with Solaris, check 
that "libcdio" has been removed from Solaris distributions in 2007 because of 
the license violations in libcdio that have been found by Sun lawyers in the 
Sun legal department. Do you know of a single Linux distro that dropped libcdio
because of the obvious licence violations in libcdio?

Why does e.g. Debian still ship libcdio? Every unbiased person should have no 
problem to understand that what Debian did was just a slander campaign against 
an OpenSource project.


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