k3b, wodim, or what? [The website by cdrecord's author]

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 21:12:32 UTC 2010

On 07/09/2010 01:56 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 18:20 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 17:01 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
>>> I sometimes backup some data files to dual layer DVD using
>>> k3b. On fedora 13, I notice that k3b seems to try and use wodim
>>> by default to do this. On previous versions it used growisofs.
>> I've had serious problems with growisofs recently, see
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=604459
>> AFAIK this bug is still open. It may be kernel-related, but for now I'm
>> staying away from growisofs as wodim works for me on the same hardware.
> Joerg Schilling, author of cdrecord, claims on his website that Wodim
> the fork of cdrecord, which has been substituted for cdrecord etc. on
> Fedora and other distributions, is buggy, and that license problems,
> which are the (putative) reason for the substitution are bogus.
> What's the truth about this?  In any case, details of the dispute and
> the source for JS's cdrecord tools are available at:
>          http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdrecord.html
> and
>          http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdr-faq.html
> (I don't know which of the many versions of the source there is best.)
> jon
It does not take a brain sugeon to see that wodim was ripped from 
Joerg's cdrecord.
And if Joerg had establish copyrights to it, then he deserves to keep 
those copy
rights and not have his brainchild be distributed as something else, and 

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