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Re: [fab] [Fwd: What is the mkisofs license?]

On Sun, 2006-08-13 at 00:10 +0530, Rahul wrote:
> Another license mess. Is CDDL by itself acceptable to Fedora at all?

Interestingly, I found in Google a story Rahul himself submitted to
OSnews back in 2004 regarding CDDL. :-)  In any case CDDL is OSI
approved, but that doesn't address the real question, I guess, which is
whether mkisofs is violating the terms of either the CDDL or the GPL by
combining code licensed under one or the other in a larger work.  

I have no idea whether the mkisofs authors have modified any of the
CDDL-licensed code.  If someone can analyze these issues -- at least
from the code perspective -- and present this as a fully-formed
question, maybe we can get a good legal opinion.  Until someone does a
little research and present details, I doubt that would happen.

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