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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

* Jeroen van Wolffelaar:

> 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 requires that we remove all other Java implementations
from the mirror network:

| (c) you do not combine, configure or distribute the Software to run
| in conjunction with any additional software that implements the same
| or similar functionality or APIs as the Software

Furthermore, the indemnification clause is not restricted to Java, so
now we basically shield Sun for all kinds of claims related to their
use of Debian:

| you agree to defend and indemnify Sun and its licensors from and
| against any damages [...]  that arises or results from [...] the use
| or distribution of your Operating System

Why do you think this is acceptable for non-free?

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