Re: Response to the j2se licencing concerns
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On Sunday 14 Oct 2001 6:52 pm, you wrote:
> >>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen Stafford <email@example.com>
> >>>>> 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.
Granted. I *still* want clarification from Sun that the clause does
not mean that if one of our users sues Sun then we are liable to pay
Sun's costs. I preferably want that stated in the license somewhere.
If it *does* mean that then I do not believe that we can distribute it.
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