cdrecord - how the distributors are responding
Posted Sep 21, 2006 21:16 UTC (Thu) by EmbeddedLinuxGuy
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So the problem is that "Shilling is hard to work with" or that the license is bad?
The license is incompatible with the GPL. cdrecord can't legally be distributed in binary form. That's the problem.
that's open source to me.
Of course the CDDL is an open source license. Problem is, the CDDL code must be linked with GPL code, and the GPL prohibits that. This is not about picking on Schilly or niggling over what's free software / open source / etc; it's just distributions trying to meet their legal obligations.
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