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cdrecord licensing and alternatives



Hi


We still potentially have problems despite reverting back to a older version of cdrecord before the relicensing of some parts of it into CDDL.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=202526#c18

cdrecord versions 2.01a36 (circa 2004) and above has added restrictions incompatible with the GPL license. The resulting mess is probably a GPL violation and not redistributable at all.

This is a old issue and we have some possible solutions to this problem. DVD-R tools is a fork of the code before this restriction was added.

http://lwn.net/Articles/174031/

There is also libburn+ assorted set of commands such as cdrskin, genisofs which are drop in replacements for cdrecord, mkisofs respectively available at http://libburn.pykix.org

Rahul


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