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Re: [gNewSense-users] Bug 108- cdrtools.

From: Markus Laire
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Bug 108- cdrtools.
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:59:18 +0300

On 10/12/07, Karl Goetz <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 16:14 +0300, Markus Laire wrote:
> > On 9/20/07, Chris Andrew <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > Hi, all.
> > > 2)  If found to be non-free, what will the effect be of removing
> > > cdrtools from gNS.  Anyone know which packages it will break?
> >
> > It will remove CD/DVD-writing support from gNS. It will break all
> > packages which depends on CD/DVD-writing ability.
> >
> > Debian has fixed this situation by replacing cdrtools with cdrkit. If
> > gNS accepts cdrkit as free software, then gNS could do the same. If
> > not, gNS might have a big problem here.
> We would have to backport and maintain it for ourselves - a real pita a
> around.

yes, unless gNS switches to newer Ubuntu as base (cdrkit is included
in Ubuntu Feisty and Ubuntu Gutsy)

> Wasnt there questions about cdrkit's freedom too?

Yes, which is why I said "If gNS accepts cdrkit as free software..."

Markus Laire

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