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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
implement it.


"If I claimed I was emperor just cause some moistened bint lobbed a
scimitar at me, they'd put me away"

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