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Re: Sun's JVM in non-free

Read the licence properly.  They allow redistribution with a few
terms, a number of which are problems, particularly the one about
indemnification.  Debian can't afford (and doesn't want to) indemnify
Sun.  Other problems include not allowing you to distribute
alternatives to the java.* packages if you distribute the SDK, if I
recall correctly.

I think the JRE is a bit more lenient, but I hardly ever use just a
JRE, so I don't read the licence for that very often.

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 05:27:33 -0500, Jerry Haltom <wasabi@larvalstage.net> wrote:
> Does anybody remember the exact reason this isn't possible? From what I
> understand from Sun's license, they do allow redistribution. IANAL so help
> me out. ;)
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