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Re: Sun Microsystems, Inc. Binary Code License Agreement

On 12853 March 1977, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:

>   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' ?

Leave alone that, can you guarantee that (ii) won't hit?
(iv) is also impossible to do.
(v) Oh sure.

bye, Joerg
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