Re: request for advice on proposed JDK (Java Development Kit) package
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Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 11:43:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: Guy Maor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, Mike Coleman wrote:
> In the process of working on a Debian package of Sun's JDK, as ported to
> Linux, I've discovered that while ports of the JDK can be made available via
> ftp, Sun now prohibits ports from being put on CDROM without a license.
Why can we not put it in non-free?
It can't be made freely available on cdrom. I don't think cdrom vendors are
going to want to deal with "you can press our stuff, but leave out these
One possible alternative would be to have a directory (or even a different
site) where ftp-only stuff could be stored. This would only be worth it,
though, if there were a number of packages with this restriction. (I think
this is the only one I've ever seen.)