Originally Posted by linuxcbon
cdrecord is based on CDWrite, a unix solaris program, so it is nothing new or extraordinary.
If I code a program for Linux, I will not tell Linux to change their os, but I will adapt my program to their os.
The most powerful programmer of the world is useless if he is arrogant.
get your facts straight before you go dumping on fellow hackers their dude.
beside the fact that there are liability issues with public false statements concerning peoples buisness.
we all owe the hacker community a great deal.
some actual facts:
J Schilling wrote the first generic SCSI driver in the world in 1986 as an interface to a high resolution scanner and it is an interface that has remained unchainged since.
next he wrote a disk formatting utility for solaris.
cdrecord was an outgrowth of that work.
when cdrecord was first unveild in 1996 it contained NO CDWrite code at all.
like i said earlier cdrecord is a masterpiece and model of cross platform developement that runs on (i said 7 earlier) but it's more like 30 different operating systems and accross many many different hardware platforms.
it should be studied carefully by anyone interested in cross platform develpement, just the build system alone is mind blowing.
we can argue about the nature of liscenses all day but one problem every anarchist type organization like Linux faces is the slide toward totalitarianism. If you become totalitarian about enforcing "freedom" then there is no freedom at all. Solaris has become open source which is the coolest thing.
J Shilling about GPL
Now, what happened to GPLd software in the past few years? The Free Software Foundation heavily reduced the effort in extending Free Software and instead started a campaign to _talk_ about Free Software instead. Other software (like solaris) meanwhile did improve or become Open Source.
so how about we get out there and question all this crap about shutting out anything using the new opensolaris liscense ! or are we afraid of real "freedom" to do with software anything you like.
like make it open source.
if arrogant programmers are useless then Linux might be the most useless.
just let the hackers be. they are like jazz musicians. all a little crazy.