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). > 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. I don't think it is appropriate to use debian-devel-announce to advertise non-free softwares epecially when we are striving to provide a free alternative. > During the past weeks there has been close collaboration between Sun > engineers and Debian and Ubuntu developers. The quick turnaround for > creating those packages was made possible by reusing existing packaging > code from the Blackdown Java Linux project, contributed by Matthias > Klose and Jürgen Kreileder. Thanks to both of them for this. Any pointer to that discussion ? I could not find any on debian-legal. From reading the license I don't see how we can distribute it without some binding promise from SUN they will not sue us no matter what. Does the discussion included that ? Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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