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Re: blackdown java

Matthew Garrett wrote:
martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:

Stephen also maintains the blackdown java stuff. if i adopted that,
could we move it to non-free?

My recollection was that the license didn't allow this. Have things

It had still the same 'you must indemnify! you must indemnify!' clauses all over. [1]

With indemnification requirements in the license, if Debian were redistributing java(tm), and someone were to sue Sun, Debian would have to fund Sun's legal costs, and that's just too risky in a world where Sun and SCO are business partners. :)

dalibor topic

[1] "(vi) you agree to
defend and indemnify Sun and its licensors from and against
any damages, costs, liabilities, settlement amounts and/or
expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection
with any claim, lawsuit or action by any third party that
arises or results from the use or distribution of any and
all Programs and/or Software."

from Blackdown mirror ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/JDK-1.4.1/i386/01/LICENSE-j2re

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