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    Default Joerg Schily cdrtools

    Three reasons to include it:
    1. Backup personal data
    2. backup "acquired" data
    3. It's just plain handy and works far better than the wodim trash.

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    Is this topic considered a political discussion?

    For anyone interested, Jörg Schilling was surrounded by controversy when he relicensed part of cdrtools as CDDL, a license not compatible with GPL.

    The claimed incompatibility was also source of a controversy behind a partial relicensing of cdrtools to the CDDL (which had been previously all GPL), which was declared legally "undistributable" by the Debian project because the build system was licensed under the CDDL, while the GPL requires that all scripts required to build the work also be licensed under the GPL[9], thus causing an incompatibility that violates the license[10].
    Whats the problem with wodim? Wodim is GPL, it burns my CDs, and it doesn't need to be repackaged by the backtrack team.

    Your arguments are "why we should include cd burning software", not "why we should include these tools instead of the existing ones", which is where I believe your argument is going to fall flat.

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    Sounds like a marketing gimmick to me
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    To be frank, burning cd's is like 235th on our list of important things backtrack needs.

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    Besides, it can all be done from the commandline.
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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