Re: Sun Java available from non-free
On 24 May 2006, MJ Ray outgrape:
> Steve Langasek <email@example.com>
>> [...] I refer to Policy on a regular basis, but I don't think I've
>> read the devref since I went through the NM queue. [...]
> Then, as you know, Policy contains the instruction: 'When in doubt
> about a copyright, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org' and
The recourse to -leagal is only when in doubt.
> Anthony Towns already mentioned: 'both James and Jeroen had
> extensive contact with Sun to ensure that the tricky clauses were
> actually okay' so surely there was some doubt?
There was perhaps no doubt after clarification and discussions
with sun? In that case, there wou,d be no need to waste time and
energy dealing with -legal.
> Then lack of mail to debian-legal looks like a policy-related bug,
> as if sun-java5 wasn't problematic enough.
I think the issue is you not parsing policy correctly. Please
ask if you need clarification, rather than just jumping to
conclusions about other peoples state of mid.
Many hands make light work. John Heywood
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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