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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 01:47:01PM +0200, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> On Monday 22 May 2006 13:35, you wrote:
> > They won't sue us for distributing Java. If they do, all we have to do
> > is point the Judge to the press coverage of this change of license, and
> > to the fact that Debian was mentioned as one of the distributors asked
> > to please distribute Java. They won't have a case.
> >
> > Try as I might, and considering how lawyers and judges are human beings
> > and not automatons, I can't see any realistic scenario in which we could
> > be sued and lose a case in relation to this license. Do you?
> While I understand your argument about Sun asking for this, and even found it 
> serious, please do not argue the judges are human being after all...
> Judges aply law, and that what they are meant for.

Sure. They are, however, supposed to apply some common sense in doing
so, rather than acting like an automaton.

> If there is a law which could be used against the project, then the
> judge has to apply it, no matter how 'human' he is...

My point being that there likely is no such law.

> Now come the strong point about your argument: appart from quoting from the 
> press, do you have an offical request from Sun to please distribute Java in 
> debian?

The press release made by Sun actually mentions Debian...

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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