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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 08:20:14AM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> Official packages of Sun Java are now available from the non-free
> section of Debian unstable, thanks to Sun releasing[11 Java under a new
> license: the Operating System Distributor License for Java (DLJ)[2][3].
> This license, while still non-free, allows the Sun Java Runtime
> Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) to be distributed by
> Debian, with our own packaging.

Could someone please explain to me why paragraph 2(f) does not pose a
problem? I couldn't find ANY discussion about the license on Debian legal
which surprises me a little bit, but then maybe I just missed the
relevant parts of the license. Anyway, as a non-lawyer I'm surprised
that we seem to accept that we have to "defend and indemnify Sun".

Michael Meskes
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