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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:18:16PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On 6/4/06, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> >On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 12:18:39AM -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> >> Too many excuses.  All inadequate.

> >> It is past time that the covert actions of the "small cabal"
> >> were openly reviewed.  The license (for convenience), any
> >> relevant written promises from Sun (if any), and any relevant
> >> written legal opinions from counsel (if any) should forthwith
> >> be posted to debian-legal.

> >For those playing along at home, Mike isn't a Debian developer, doesn't
> >maintain any packages, and isn't a new-maintainer applicant. He doesn't
> >even seem to be a regular participant on the debian-legal list.

> None of those things seem to be relevant.

For those still playing, Olaf also isn't a Debian developer, doesn't
maintain any packages, and isn't a new-maintainer applicant.  He's made
something like 5 posts to debian-legal, though, which I guess given Andrew
Donnellan's assertion that someone with one post ever on -legal is a
"regular participant", means Olaf is a senior analyst or something.

As beautiful as this irony is of a non-developer asserting on a developer
list that being involved in development is irrelevant, you might want to
give some thought to the question of why a non-developer making demands of
anyone might be seen as doubly-inappropriate.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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