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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

Bill Allombert <ballombe@master.debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 07:37:21PM +0200, Toni Mueller wrote:
> > > I really hope we can solve the issues in a graceful manner.
> > 
> > ...and fast, too. This is urgent while that the package is in the
> > archive with the broken license. I think we should set a strict
> > deadline for pulling it, if not immediately doing it (which I prefer).
> I would suggest you start by reporting a RC bug listing all the legal
> objections so far so at least it do not get more usage by being
> migrated to testing. 

Bugs #370245, #370295, #370296.  I tried to stick to clear-cut cases
where Debian is not following the license.  Indemnification is more of
a policy decision.  The "non-free is not part of Debian" argument is
also unclear, since a lot of people do not think it is true in
practice.  Other than that, I think I covered all of the truly
problematic cases (as opposed to just being really annoying).

Walter Landry

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