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[openFATE 307514] cdrecord alternative
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  • Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:47:31 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-307514-5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Robert Davies (robopensuse)
Feature #307514, revision 5
Title: cdrecord alternative

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Thomas Peter (lizzarddude)

Description:
Mr. Schillings constant ramblings about how openSuSE and other Linux
distributions are violating the Copyright of his License Mixup should
lead to development of an non-cdrecord-based alternative.

Discussion:
#1: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2009-08-26 13:44:06)
There is libburnia project - http://libburnia-project.org/ . I have the
packages in X11:xfce project. I'm not sure if it is not based on
cdrecord, though. (I hope not).

#2: Markus K (kamikazow) (2009-11-17 00:24:57)
While I'm sure Schilling could possibly have some mental problems,
that's not a reason to reject all code he's written. In fact, he's a
fine programmer. As long as his code is FOSS (no matter if GPL or newer
CDDLed code), his programs can and should stay.

#3: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-12-05 14:28:36) (reply to #2)
Irrespective of what problems people have with another, cdrtools
remains well-maintained, which is what counts in the end. You can't say
that of cdrkit.

+ #4: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-12-10 17:46:39) (reply to #3)
+ Herr Schilling claims that, he popped up recently on Factory mail list,
+ desiring that cdrkit, not have programs named "cdrecord" &
+ "mkisofs".  Investigation of his claims do not stand up, also cdrkit
+ has been modified to more comfortably access the right Linux devices,
+ where Herr Schilling appers to demand changes to Linux kernel.
+ The GPL has stood legal scrutiny in courts, so why worry about
+ "ramblings" when the users of his software are simply exercising their
+ legal rights.
+ There's just not a significant number of outstanding bugs tracked about
+ Wodim, suggesting user disatisfaction, so developing in a clean room
+ (required to avoid influence from the GPL code) is  just likely to
+ prove unpopular and unreliable.



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