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Re: Sun Java available from non-free



On Wed, 17 May 2006 22:56:06 +0100 Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> Francesco Poli wrote:
> > On Wed, 17 May 2006 12:02:34 +0000 Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> > 
> > > [For -legal people, the license is attached.]
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > [...]
> > > Also, section 4 poses a major issue.  If, for any reason, the
> > > Linux kernel doesn't do something that Java requires, then we are
> > > obligated to either fix it or inform everyone who has acquired
> > > Java from us.
> > 
> > Indeed, it seems we are in chains: whenever Sun decides that we
> > should do it, we are bound to modifying the Debian System to satisfy
> > their requirements and/or notifying the world about the issue.
> 
> Or stop distributing, which terminates the license immediately.

Yes, I should have been clearer...

There are two options, if Sun decides that the Debian System is an
"Incompatible Operating System":
 (a) modify Debian until Sun is satisfied and release an update
 (b) stop distributing Sun Java and notify Licensees

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