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Open-Source software for LightScribe CDs and DVDs?

Dear Lazyweb,

is there any Free Software utility for putting those nice logos/images on LightScribe CDs or DVDs? I'm considering buying such a CD/DVD burner, but only if there's open-source software to control the device. I guess burning CDs/DVDs should be no problem using wodim/cdrecord, but adding images as labels on the CD/DVD is likely not possible without special software.

I know about the LightScribe Linux software (which is binary-only and not open-source, it seems) and LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux (which only creates labels but does not write them to the CD/DVD, and is not open-source either, I think).

Anyone aware of a Free Software utility for this? Or at least a public specification/datasheet which could be used for creating one? I might even be willing to join development if datasheets are available.

German Wikipedia as DVD or download for offline viewing

Got 8 GB of free space on your hard drive? Why not download (almost) the whole German Wikipedia (just the text: 2.6 GB, text+images: 8 GB)? You can get DVD ISOs via FTP/rsync/Bittorrent or buy DVDs for a small fee. Read more about the details at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiPress/Download.

(via netzpolitik.org)

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