[arch-general] Burning From Command Line
Jan de Groot
jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed May 26 08:36:06 EDT 2010
On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 14:29 +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> 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_
> - CDDL
> 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!
1) This is permitted, though it turns the complete package into GPL.
This is also why libcdio has moved from gst-plugins-good to
gst-plugins-ugly. Note that LGPL gives permission to change the license
to ordinary GPL in section 3.
2) I found some bugreport on launchpad with that claim from you, but
besides that, I can't find any information. The bugreport says you
should take it up with the FSF, but somehow I can't find any reference
If linking GPL and CDDL code together isn't a problem for you and your
lawyers, then I don't know why 1) would be a problem for you either.
As for your claims, there's still an open question for you:
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