[CentOS] k3b -> cddb doesn't work

Thu Aug 22 11:31:39 UTC 2013
Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de>

John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> On 8/21/2013 10:05 AM, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > But Debian attacked cdrtools for using the GPL when it has been 100% GPL.
> I find this an extremely odd assertation.  I am not nor ever have been a 
> Debian user, but I know Debian is based on the Linux Kernel, uses GCC, 
> gnu libc, etc as its core, and these are ALL gpl.     in what way were 
> you 'attacked' by a 'project' (not an individual? we all know 
> individuals can act loony) for using the same license as the bulk of the 
> rest of the Debian distribution?

The origin of course was a single hostile and lazy person: Eduard Bloch.

Every larger project may have black sheeps... but I expect a project to do what 
is needed to keep it's credibility and thus to discipline people who destroy 
the credibility of a project. Debian was kindly asked to replace the hostile 
person in December 2004. Debian (as a project) decided to support the attacker 
instead of it's own reputation. So a personal problem from May 2004 was was 
turned into a Debian problem in December 2004.

Note that before, there was a very kind packager for cdrtools at Debian.
He finished his studies in late 2003 and dod not have the needed time anymore. 
A new packager was set up and this person was so lazy that soon more than 50 
bugs in the Debian bug tracking were caused by the fact that he did not upgrade 
to a newer version.

In May 2004, he send a patch that was claimed to implement UTF-8 support for 
mkisofs. This patch did only address aprox. 50% of the places in the code that 
need a change for supporting UTF-8 and the code that was changed was so buggy 
that it caused plenty of compiler warnings.

I send im this information and explained that I cannot include the patch in the 
main code for quality reasons. At that time Bloch started to send repeated 
personal insults to me.


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