Re: [Debian Wiki] Update of "Java" by HenningSprang
Michael Koch writes:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 01:27:22PM +0200, Henning Sprang wrote:
> > Michael Koch wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 12:28:09PM +0200, Arnaud Vandyck wrote:
> > >> Am I missing something? Isn't Sun's Java 6 in Debian still in non-free?!
> > > It is. And it will never move to main. Someone should revert this change
> > > to old text which is more clear, IMO.
> > Please look at the Wiki page the edited sentence described, first.
> > The link this sentence is describing is not about Java 6 in particular,
> > and the link to NonFree was broken, so I removed it, and made the
> > sentence more generic.
> > The OpenJDK the linked page is describing will not be in non-free for a
> > very long time, I guess, but in contrib, I guess?
> There is still a long road to get this into main. Many legal issues need
> to be solved first.
OpenJDK will never be in non-free, ever. OpenJDK is free software.
> > It might a different case with a binary distribution of suns jdk (will
> > that be available as deb in parallell toi the really gpl free jdk?)
> > Tell me what you think and I'll change it to fit your tastes -
> > currently, saying "it is in Debian" is not exactly wrong.
> It is. Quoting the Debian Policy:
> "Packages in the other distribution areas (contrib, non-free) are not
> considered to be part of the Debian distribution, although we support
> their use and provide infrastructure for them (such as our bug-tracking
> system and mailing lists)."
[ OT: What a nasty us of the passive voice. "Not considered to be
part of the Debian distribution" by whom? It would have been so easy
to say "Packages in the other distribution areas (contrib, non-free)
are not part of the Debian distribution." Even "We do not consider
packages in the other distribution areas (contrib, non-free) to be
part of the Debian distribution" would have been better. :-) ]
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