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Re: Quitting debian-java

Evan Prodromou wrote:

"AR" == Artur Radosz <slu@ags.pl> 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?



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