cdrtools - a tale of two licenses
Posted Aug 13, 2006 9:22 UTC (Sun) by elanthis
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Good to hear that libburn is still alive in some fashion.
I recall the conversations that spawned libburn, which focused on creating GUI CD-burning tools. The choice came down between (a) wrapping cdrecord and hoping that input/output of the program never changed in ways the wrapper couldn't handle gracefully, (b) modifying the rather complex cdrecord code into being a library, or (c) doing things from scratch.
I advocated very heavily towards either option that made a real library that wouldn't be subject to cdrecord changing and causing either non-functional or dangerously dysfunctional tools. Turned out cdrecord was too ugly to modify into a library for most people, so libburn was born.
I was pretty sad that it never really got anywhere.
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