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Re: Why is openoffice in Contrib?

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 03:06:10PM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:40:12PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:13:13PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:

> > > Secondly, since OpenOffice seems to be GPL'd, I am wondering why it is in
> > > contrib instead of main.

> > Build-dependency on Java.

> Excuse me for butting in here, but aren't there GPL'd Java compilers in
> main already? Or does OpenOffice require a non-DFSG Java compiler?

The current build system for the OpenOffice packages depends on specific,
non-free Java implementations.  Whether or not it can be modified to use
alternatives from main is left as an exercise for the reader.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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