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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 11:22:25AM +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> Heya,
> Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org> writes:
> [Java flamewar]
> > DPL, I wonder Why the Sun-Java package is not handled the same as any
> > other package. What makes it so special that it deserves special
> > treatment?
> >
> > Isn't this a discrimination against all other packages? :-)
> ACK. This is the most important problem with the Java license for me -
> in general, the ftp-masters are *very* strict when it comes to
> licenses. Even if upstream provides some FAQ or something to clarify
> badly worded parts of the license, they are usually required to change
> the license of their software to get it into Debian.
> I understand that a lot of people are interested to get Sun Java
> packaged for Debian (and it would be a real improvement if we were able
> to distribute it!), but I can not understand why it is special-cased
> when it comes to licensing issues.

I hope this special treatment has nothing to do with the sun-ubuntu deal
announced a few days ago.

 - Alexander

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