Re: Response to the j2se licencing concerns
>>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen Stafford <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Stephen> I am sorry, but licenses which start to talk about
Stephen> indemnifying immediately start warning bells in my head.
Stephen> If companies are going to release under a free license
Stephen> (and get the fanfare of good publicity that goes with
Stephen> that) then the license they release under should damn
Stephen> well BE free.
This is the crux of the issue. People (read Debian developers) still
expect packages in non-free to have free licences. They don't. That's
why they're in non-free.
Indemnification is a standard corporate practice and necessary for the
officers of such corporations to complete their fiduciary duty to the
owners of said corporations. Expecting *any* software produced by a
corporation not to include indemnification is simply naive.
"And what do we burn apart from witches?"... "More witches!"