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Re: Sun Java available from non-free



On Wed, 17 May 2006 11:01:26 +0200 Michael Meskes wrote:

> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 08:20:14AM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > Official packages of Sun Java are now available from the non-free
> > section of Debian unstable, thanks to Sun releasing[11 Java under a
> > new license: the Operating System Distributor License for Java
> > (DLJ)[2][3]. This license, while still non-free, allows the Sun Java
> > Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) to be
> > distributed by Debian, with our own packaging.
> 
[...]
> I couldn't find ANY discussion about the license on Debian
> legal which surprises me a little bit,
[...]

How could a package under such a license be distributed by the Debian
Project without even a little check with debian-legal?
Does anyone think that this license is (trivially) suitable for
non-free?
I certainly don't.


I'm really disappointed: what's the use of spending time on
debian-legal, when the Project seems to ignore us?


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