|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2012)|
|Stable release||1.1.11 / October 17, 2010|
|License||GPL version 2|
cdrkit is a collection of computer programs for CD and DVD authoring that work on Unix-like systems. cdrkit is released under the GNU General Public License version 2. Arch Linux, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Mandriva Linux, openSUSE and Ubuntu all include cdrkit. Joerg Jaspert is cdrkit's leader and release manager.
Major components include:
- wodim (an acronym for write optical disk media), which was forked from the cdrecord program in cdrtools.
- icedax (an acronym for incredible digital audio extractor), which was forked from the cdda2wav program in cdrtools.
- genisoimage (short for generate ISO image), which was forked from the mkisofs program in cdrtools.
Other software can use cdrkit tools in the back-end. cdrkit tools will maintain interface compatibility with cdrtools 2.01.01a08 at least for the near future. Numerous programs can therefore use it, including Brasero (the default GNOME Desktop CD/DVD application), K3b (the default KDE desktop application), and X-CD-Roast (desktop environment independent).
A license dispute arose between the Debian maintainers and cdrtools author Jörg Schilling. The Debian developers assert that the GPL license is not compatible with the CDDL license that covers part of the cdrtools code. In contrast, cdrtools maintainer Jörg Schilling states that there is no problem with the license, and also asserts that the Debian fork is not legally redistributable.
Schilling has also claimed that the cdrkit fork reintroduced various bugs from the first versions of cdrtools, which were already fixed in later cdrtools versions.
wodim and cdrecord differences
- "cdrkit (fork of cdrtools) uploaded to Debian, please test". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "Debian Bug report logs - #377109".
- "There is no license problem in the original cdrtools". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "The Debian fork violates the GPL and the Urheberrecht". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "What are the problems when running programs from the broken fork?". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- New features with AN-2011-04-22
- cdrkit (fork of cdrtools) uploaded to Debian, please test (fork announcement)
- Cdrtools - why do Linux distributions create bad forks?, essay by Jörg Schilling referring to cdrkit without mentioning its name