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Re: JRockit in non-free, part II

Scripsit Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu>
> Johan Walles <walles@mailblocks.com> writes:

> >> In any case, that would create a Debian-specific license, which isn't
> >> even enough for non-free.

> > Why not?  I'm not saying you're wrong, I just don't understand why
> > this would be so?

> Because Debian would have signed it,

There is nothing in the phrase "a Debian-specific" licence that
implies that anything has been signed by Debian (whatever that means).

An unilateral declaration saying "I hereby allow my program Foomatic
to be distributed in source and binary from by all Debian mirrors" is
a Debian-specific license. It is perfectly good for non-free even if
it is light-years from contrib or mein.

Henning Makholm                        "I have seen men with a *fraction* of
                                 your trauma pray to their deity for death's
                         release. And when death doesn't arrive immediately,
                       they reject their deity and begin to beg to another."

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