Re: Sun Java available from non-free
Mike Bird <email@example.com> 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
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>