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Re: Sun Java available from non-free

Scripsit Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>

> The issue at question is whether Sun has given adequate permission for
> Debian to include java in non-free -- Sun's position on that isn't just
> relevant, it's the entire question.

The relevant part of Sun's position is the license. That license does
not contain a permission that Debian should be comfortable using.

Sun says something different from the license in a FAQ that explicitly
defines itself as having no legal effect. The FAQ itself says that it
should not be believed when it contradicts the license. Therefore,
supporting the decision to distribute their software in non-free
on the parts of the FAQ that directly contradicts the license is not a
reasonable position.

Henning Makholm                        "Nej, hvor er vi altså heldige! Længe
                                      leve vor Buxgører Sansibar Bastelvel!"

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