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== References ==

Revision as of 22:32, 20 December 2013

cdrtools
Original author(s) Jörg Schilling, Eric Youngdale, Heiko Eißfeldt, James Pearson
Developer(s) Jörg Schilling
Initial release 4 February 1996 (1996-02-04)
Stable release 3.01 (26 August 2015 (2015-08-26)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.02a07 (15 December 2016 (2016-12-15)) [±][2]
Repository sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools/files/
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system See Compatible operating systems
Available in English
Type CD/DVD/Blu-ray writing
License CDDL, GNU GPL
Website cdrecord.berlios.de

cdrtools (formerly known as cdrecord) is a collection of independent projects of free software/open source computer programs, created by Jörg Schilling and others.

The most important parts of the package are cdrecord, a console-based burning program; cdda2wav, a CD audio ripper that uses libparanoia; and mkisofs, a CD filesystem image creator. Because these tools do not include any GUI, many graphical front-ends have been created.

Features

The collection includes many features, such as:

Licensing

The project was originally licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

In version 2.01a36, a section of cdrtools' source code was modified to include an invariant section, thus making the file incompatible with the GPL.[3] In versions starting with 2.01.01a09, most code from cdrtools has been relicensed under the CDDL,[4] which the Free Software Foundation considers incompatible with the GNU General Public License (GPL),[5] while other parts, such as mkisofs, are still licensed under the GPL. Jonathan Corbet, founder of the LWN.net news source argued this change makes it impossible to legally distribute cdrtools binaries.[6]

Debian,[7] Red Hat,[8][9] and Mandriva[10] dropped the versions of cdrtools with CDDL code from their distributions. The Debian project created cdrkit, a fork of cdrtools.[11] In August 2008, Mark Shuttleworth offered to ask the Software Freedom Law Center for a legal opinion on whether cdrtools could be included in Ubuntu, provided Schilling agreed to accept the opinion.[12]

Since the licensing change, cdrtools added some bug fixes and new features, such as the ability to use UTF-8 with mkisofs, create multi extent files (> 4 GB) with mkisofs, create correct hard links with mkisofs, and write Blu-ray Discs.

Compatible operating systems

The current release of cdrtools can be compiled on the following operating systems, though some may require additional patches. See the official website for more information.

Version history

Template:Releases cdrtools

Forks

Software that can use cdrtools

bundled with

cdrtools is already pre-installed in the following distros:

Absolute Linux

live

These can just be booted up without installing:

Recovery is Possible

System Rescue CD

Parted Magic

Sabayon KDE

WifiSlax

SalixOS (SalixLive) (at least KDE edition(s))


References

  1. ^ Schilling, Jörg (26 August 2015). "cdrtools 3.01 announcement and release notes". cdrtools.sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  2. ^ Schilling, Jörg (15 December 2016). "cdrtools 3.02a07 announcement". cdrtools.sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  3. ^ http://blog.gerv.net/2004/08/unredistributab/
  4. ^ Jörg Schilling. "Cdrtools (Cdrecord) release information". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Various Licenses and Comments About Them - Common Development and Distribution License". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Corbet. "cdrtools - a tale of two licenses". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  7. ^ "#377109 - RM: cdrtools -- RoM: non-free, license problems - Debian Bug report logs". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  8. ^ "Information for build cdrtools-2.01-11.fc7". Retrieved 2007-08-04. moved back to version 2.01 (last GPL version), due to incompatible license issues 
  9. ^ "[Fedora-legal-list] Legal CD/DVD/BD writing software for RedHat and Fedora". 
  10. ^ "Mandriva Cooker : The Inside Man V". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  11. ^ "cdrkit (fork of cdrtools) uploaded to Debian, please test". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  12. ^ "Minutes from the Technical Board meeting, 2008-08-26". Retrieved 2008-09-15. 

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