RE: Quitting debian-java
It is a consequence of Sun's licensing and Debian policy.
I don't think finger pointing, even to Sun, will help at
this point. We just need to figure out a way to work
around the problem.
Personally, I wish Sun goes to H***! They also manage to
wound other good ideas severely, like JINI with their
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Stephane Bortzmeyer
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 10:58 AM
> To: Artur Radosz
> Cc: Stephane Bortzmeyer; debian-java
> Subject: Re: Quitting debian-java
> On Thursday 1 March 2001, at 16 h 40, the keyboard of Artur
> Radosz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Anyway i hope that after quiting main Java2 blocker
> I will learn Peter's lesson, I will not write this is absurd.
> But it is: the
> fact that Java2 is non-free (and not even redistributable) is
> not my decision,
> but Sun's.
> > And maybe more democratic decision making system will be developed?
> You seem to believe that I was a sort of dictator (nominated
> by who, BTW?) who
> had the power to decide what goes or does not go into Debian.
> If you think so,
> may I suggest that you understood nothing about the way
> Debian (or any
> volunteer effort) works?
> Go ahead, stop whining, package Java2 and try to upload it. I
> never had the
> power to block it. Sun's lawyers have it. And the Debian
> FTPmaster also has,
> too, because he is officially in charge (I never was) of
> preventing illegal
> packages to be distributed in Debian (because carelessness of
> one packager
> could endanger the whole Debian project if Sun sues us).
> So, if you think I had any power, go ahead, take it.
> Disclaimer: do not tell I
> didn't warn you.
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