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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

Le dimanche 21 mai 2006 à 16:17 -0500, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
> Good, but you shouldn't decide what others have to do. Some people are
> interested in java in non-free, it's not your job to try to forbid them to
> work on that.

Not if it hurts the project. And it does.

> The license is good enough for Debian (ftpmasters took their decisions).
> There's no fix to require, but it would be good to continue working them
> to enhance even more the license. Such a constructive behaviour would put
> us in a good position to make sure that Sun releases java in a DFSG-free
> compliant license when they will open-source it.

Collaborating with Sun is a good idea for people interested in it. But
those people abused of their position in the project to force the
software directly into non-free, without any kind of discussion.

Individual collaborations with companies like Sun can indeed benefit the
project. Involving the whole project by force doesn't.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
: :' :           josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.org
`. `'                        joss@debian.org
  `-  Debian GNU/Linux -- The power of freedom

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