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Re: [ITP] cdrtools-2.01
On Sep 18 08:25, Ross Smith II wrote:
> Quoting Corinna Vinschen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > On Sep 17 09:41, Ross Smith II wrote:
> > > Does anyone see any issues with producing this package?
> > Sorry, but yes.
> > Joerg is providing ProDVD executables for Cygwin for which he doesn't
> > provide the source code, so he's clearly infringing the Cygwin license
> > unless he has a buyout license. From what I can tell, he hasn't.
> I was able to download
> ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/alpha/win32/cygwin-1.1.8-2-src.tar.gz from
> his site.
> Also, if you google cygwin-1.1.8-2.tar.gz, you'll find
> http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/cdrecord/alpha/win32/ listed 3rd and
> http://ftp.berlios.de/pub/schily/cdrtools/alpha/win32/ listed 5th, and these
> are the first links to the actual file.
> So it looks to me like he's doing a good job of providing the source code. But
> maybe I'm missing the bigger picture. Let me know.
The author provides a ProDVD edition, which is based on the same source
as cdrecord, but contains proprietary code to access DVD drives. By
providing a closed source application in binary only form linked against
Cygwin, he's infringing the GPL. I've contacted Joerg by mail to solve
this issue but until then, I'm not happy with providing the tool in the
net distro. It feels wrong.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader mailto:email@example.com
Red Hat, Inc.