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Re: Sun Java available from non-free


On Sat, 20.05.2006 at 16:18:44 -0500, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> three times the usual examination, and was done given the inability to
> examine the license in public),

this sounds _very_ strange to me.

I can see why SUN might want their Java in Debian, but your statements
just fuel conspiracy theories.

> That's not to say the license issues aren't problems, they are, and I
> hope debian-legal will be able to work with Sun both on helping them
> improve their non-free license, and in the future, helping them work
> through their concerns in applying a free license to Java. Obviously the

Usually it works the other way round: First fix the problems, then
issue the cookie, and not putting oneself into trouble and then try to
ward off problems by threatening to unroll the change for future cases,
but only after damage was incurred already.


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