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Re: installing J2SE SDK 1.4.2 on testing



Kevin Murphy wrote:
> > I'm having a problem getting Sun's J2SE 1.4.2 SDK installed on an 
> Is this the sort of thing that could be packaged in non-free?

With Java the problem is *not* of free versus non-free but instead is
a problem of being able to redistribute it at all!  I don't have a
pointer to previous discussions handy.  But browse the copyright
statement yourself and you will see many things which jump right out
at you as problems for redistribution.  I believe most organizations
which distribute Sun's Java do so under a separate license from Sun.

Please lobby Sun to improve the license.  Or support one of the
alternatives which do allow distribution.

Bob

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