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Re: Debian featuring http://java.sun.com/products/jimi/ ?

Steffen Moeller wrote:
> Hello,
> I know I should make this a RFP, but I am a bit lost
> about what the perfect package name would
> possibly be.
> A program that I am interested to package comes
> with the jimi.jar. Is there a way to have this
> Java Image I/O Debianised?
> Many thanks and regards
> Steffen

Hi Steffan,

Isn't the license for JIMI too prohibitive? For instance:

"The Software may contain source code which is provided for reference
purposes only, and may not be modified (except for the purpose of
correcting errors) or redistributed."

"... distribute the Software complete and unmodified (except for error
corrections), only as part of, and for the sole purpose of running, your
Java applet or application ("Program") into which the Software is

There's lots of that sort of stuff, and it looks to me as though we
couldn't even distribute a binary blob in non-free. It might be worth
contacting SUN to see if they would re-license it (assuming they own the

(I've copied this reply to debian-java by the way, as that list has more


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