cswiger at mac.com
Tue Dec 30 11:29:38 PST 2003
On Dec 29, 2003, at 7:43 PM, Brett Glass wrote:
> At 03:31 PM 12/29/2003, Charles Swiger wrote:
>> Meaning what? You want to make sure the software really works with
>> DVD-R, but you are not willing to test the software yourself?
> I didn't say that. However, if there's an alternative that's a sure
> winner, I'd likely want to go with that instead rather than wasting
> time on something that might not work.
Fair enough. I don't know how to make burncd burn DVD-R's. People
have been able to use the port I mentioned to burn DVD-R's, at least if
their hardware is capable of doing so.
>>> The code is also GPLed. I'm looking, if at all possible, for an
>> Is the license actually a genuine concern, or are you inventing
> The license is a very great concern, for reasons I've mentioned
> elsewhere. We like to be able to look at and tweak the software we
> use, and we can't look at GPLed code for legal reasons.
Well, you've done me the courtesy of answering my question.
I do not see why the GPL would prevent you from looking at or modifying
DVD+RW-tools if you wanted to-- unless you plan on selling or
redistributing closed-source DVD-burning software (seems unlikely)--
but it doesn't matter whether I understand these "legal reasons" or
> Also, no BSD-based operating system should be dependent upon GPLed
> code. I'm glad to see that Jeroen and others are working on
> alternative toolchain components.
My opinion is that FreeBSD is better off having tools like "less" as
part of the OS. Come to think of it, "less" is now dual-licensed under
both a BSD-style license and the GPL. Perhaps you could ask Andy
whether he would be willing to make dvd+rw-tools available for your use
under a different license?
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