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Re: deb for netbeans

On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 11:46:42PM -0700, Nicos Panayides wrote:

> I was wondering now that you mensioned the java2 vm. I've seen on the
> "packages being worked on" list that openoffice debs are being prepared.
> I am not sure how accurate this list is but openoffice is on. As far as
> i know both openoffice and sun's jdk have the same licenses. How come
> sun's jdk (or derivatives like ibm and blackdown) are not considered for
> non-free? It's not like there is no demand for 1.3+ compliant
> vm/libraries. 

OpenOffice is available under the Sun Industry Source License or the LGPL
(dual licensed)[0].  The LGPL is clearly a DFSG-compliant license.  Sun's JDK
is under the Sun Community Source License, which is not[1].

[0] http://www.openoffice.org/license.html

[1] http://Www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-java-faq/ch2.html

 - mdz

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