Re: Quitting debian-java
Evan Prodromou wrote:
"AR" == Artur Radosz <email@example.com> writes:
Me> Just for my own curiosity, are there any Java 2 JVMs that -are-
Me> redistributable? Blackdown? IBM? Or is the jdk-XXX-installer
Me> method like the only way to make this work?
AR> *2. License to Distribute Software. *Subject to the terms and
AR> conditions of this Agreement, including, but not limited to
AR> Section 3 (Java (TM) Technology Restrictions) of these
AR> Supplemental Terms, Sun grants you a non-exclusive,
AR> non-transferable, limited license to reproduce and distribute
AR> the Software in binary code form only, provided that (i) you
AR> distribute the Software complete and unmodified and only
AR> bundled as part of, and for the sole purpose of running, your
AR> Programs, (ii)
OK, that seems like a problem right there. It'd be part of the
distributed Debian+non-free, so it wouldn't be for the sole purpose of
running Java programs.
I could write program that print HelloWorld :)
AR> (iii) you do not distribute additional software
AR> intended to replace any component(s) of the Software,
This sounds like it would mean we couldn't have Kaffe, Japhar or
Classpath on the same disk. Or even another JVM, like IBM's.
No if it will don`t replace any files in this package.
AR> (vi) you agree to defend and indemnify Sun and its licensors
AR> from and against any damages, costs, liabilities, settlement
AR> amounts and/or expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred
AR> in connection with any claim, lawsuit or action by any third
AR> party that arises or results from the use or distribution of
AR> any and all Programs and/or Software.
Pfft. No way.
There could be some text plus yes - no.
AR> This is from jre license. I`m not lawyer but maybe this could
AR> be used to include it?
I don't think so. BUT what about doing the -installer thingy?
Of course this is much better soultion (however we will lost a
possibility to speed up (mirroring) installation process).
Maybe i will find some time to do this?