Re: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)

From: Sam Vilain
Date: Thu Feb 09 2006 - 17:32:07 EST

Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
Folks, please, cdrecord is GPL, at least up to 2.01.01a06.
Take this version and ask for help from the wizards at
in forking. They drink, eat and breath CD-R[W] and DVD+-R[W] firmwares,
they surely know vendor commands, they must be able to understand
Jörg's software and maybe improve upon it. They can validate the
ossdvd patch, and fix it if it's buggy. For those who don't know,
there even exists a firmware updater for Pioneer DVD+-RW
drives that work on Linux with /dev entries, on a live system,
without the need for a reboot...

This sounds like a sensible idea.

I honestly don't understand why people let themselves get all worked up
and spend so much energy on someone who's clearly diverging in their
ideals from the spirit of the community. I also don't know why they
think they have a right to demand things of a volunteer in the first

The only difference between this troll and any other troll is that the
troll is the original author and copyright holder, but he appears to
have stepped down as a Free Software author.

Why spend effort on trolls when you can instead branch/fork the code
base and spend that effort productively?

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