Re: General Resolution: Removing non-freeeral Resolution: Removing non-free
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Bushnell, BSG <tb@MIT.EDU> writes:
Thomas> Rather than a pointer to a long complex discussion, is
Thomas> there a distillation of the resulting reasons why a Java 2
Thomas> implementation cannot be free?
Java2 (jdk1.3) as distributed by the Blackdown group (of which I am a
completely inactive member), cannot be included in Debian for the
simple reason that licence under which it is distributed expressly
prohibits thrid-party redistribution. Sun are working on this with
the Blackdown team.
SCSL licensing is irrelevant. And, as someone else pointed out, Sun
can't have it both ways: if Java2 becomes a standard, anyone can
"If I claimed I was emperor just cause some moistened bint lobbed a
scimitar at me, they'd put me away"