Re: Sun Java available from non-free
Carlos Correia wrote:
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> Florian Weimer escreveu:
> | * 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).
> | This license requires that we remove all other Java implementations
> | from the mirror network:
> No, it doesn't!
> ~From DLJ FAQ (http://download.java.net/dlj/DLJ-FAQ-v1.1.txt):
> 8. Does this license prevent me shipping any alternative technologies
> ~ in my OS distribution?
> ~ The DLJ does not restrict you from shipping any other technologies
> ~ you choose to include in your distribution. However, you can't use
> ~ pieces of the JDK configured in conjunction with any alternative
> ~ technologies to create hybrid implementations, or mingle the code
> ~ from the JDK with non-JDK components of any kind so that they run
> ~ together. It is of course perfectly OK to ship programs or libraries
> ~ that use the JDK. Because this question has caused confusion in the
> ~ past, we want to make this absolutely clear: except for these
> ~ limitations on combining technologies, there is nothing in the DLJ
> ~ intended to prevent you from shipping alternative technologies with
> ~ your OS distribution.
Why isn't e.g. an alternative pointing from some other Java environment
to the JDK javac a "hybrid implementation"?
It is the point of a distribution like Debian to integrate the various