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Sun Microsystems, Inc. Binary Code License Agreement


  I recently received a report that jai-* packages may not be
compatible with debian non-free. Specifically I am looking at

2. License to Distribute Software.  In addition to the license granted
in Section 1 (Software Internal Use and Development License Grant) of
these Supplemental Terms, subject to the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, including but not limited to, Section 3 (Java Technology
Restrictions) of these Supplemental Terms, Sun grants you a
non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to reproduce and
distribute the Software in binary code form only, provided that you (i)
distribute the Software complete and unmodified and only bundled as part
of your Programs, (ii) do not distribute additional software intended to
replace any component(s) of the Software, (iii) do not remove or alter
any proprietary legends or notices contained in the Software, (iv) only
distribute the Software subject to a license agreement that protects
Sun's interests consistent with the terms contained in this Agreement,
(v) agree to defend and indemnify Sun and its licensors from and against
any damages, costs, liabilities, settlement amounts and/or expenses
(including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with any claim,
lawsuit or action by any third party that arises or results from the use
or distribution of any and all Programs and/or Software, and (vi) bundle
the Software with the implementation of the Java Advanced Imaging and
the JAI Image I/O Open Source Project.

The issue here would be that the jai-* packages are libraries, and as
such not distributed "bundled as part of your Programs". Could we
consider that packages for debian (as as OS) are 'Programs' ?


Thanks very much,

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