* Josh Berkus (email@example.com) wrote: > Actually, Sun has re-licensed the JRE to make it OSS-compatible (it's > now available for Debian, for example) They're doing a Java licensing > session at OSCON if you have any specific questions, or I can ping the > Java Licensing Guru directly. But even if other JRE's aren't supported, > licensing shouldn't be an obstacle.
Uhh.. Let's not go overboard here on exactly what Debian has done with Sun's JVM. Technically, Sun's JVM is *not* part of Debian. The license is (and even this is hotly debated...) acceptable enough for Debian's ftp-masters to allow the Sun JVM to be distributed off Debian servers as part of the 'non-free' archive. This *certainly* doesn't make it OSS-compatible by any stretch (it isn't) and it's not acceptable for inclusion in Debian proper. I'm actually rather upset to see Sun making such blatently incorrect statements. Josh, I truely hope that you weren't actually involved in the Sun JVM-in-Debian work and so were unaware of the very important distinction between "Distributed by Debian" and "in Debian/main". Thanks, Stephen
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