[arch-general] Burning From Command Line

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Wed May 26 08:29:43 EDT 2010

Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:

> > Sun legal department. Do you know of a single Linux distro that
> > dropped libcdio
> > because of the obvious licence violations in libcdio? 
> Libcdio doesn't violate any license, but it's GPL, while Sun doesn't
> want GPL'ed libraries in Solaris. GPL for libraries is very restrictive.
> In fact, everything you link against libcdio will have all restrictions
> applied by the GPL license, even if that software is LGPL.

You are obviously not correct, check Solaris.....

libcdio has two legal problems:

1)	It claims to be under GPL but it is called from LGPL code.
	Most people believe that this is not permitted.

2)	libcdio is based on code that is available under

	-	GPLv2 _only_


	The related code was never made available under a different
	license. The "Autor" of libcdio first claimed that the code 
	is "GPLv2 or any later" now he claims it is GPLv3. He did 
	however never ask the real author of the related code for 
	permission to do this license change and he now as a result
	of his violations would definitely not get this permission.

> Please stop spreading this nonsense.

It is you who spreads nonsense :-(

Please stop this!


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