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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

Mike Bird <mgb-debian@yosemite.net> writes:
> On Monday 22 May 2006 16:52, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

>> I don't think the chance of "nutcase sueing Sun for Bad Applet" is any
>> more relevant or likely than the chance of "nutcase sueing Debian for
>> bad browser". I really don't see how it makes the license problematic.

> And that is why, in legal matters, Debian needs the combined expertise
> of the volunteer lawyers on debian-legal, rather than the "legal
> opinion" of a programmer.

There are volunteer lawyers on debian-legal who are actually issuing legal

My understanding was that if Debian needed a legal opinion, we needed to
go to the SPI counsel.  Volunteering legal opinions on a public mailing
list sounds like a very risky endeavor for a lawyer, and I'm very
surprised that there are lawyers doing so.  Could you point to some of
their posts?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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