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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Jul 9 21:26:15 UTC 2010


On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 14:12 -0700, JD wrote:
> 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 
> without
> attribution.
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which part of GPL license gives you the most trouble?

Craig


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