[CentOS-devel] rhwas 5 work?

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Thu Mar 27 10:02:00 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>>> We cant build and ship out the java stuff without using some jre / 
>>> jvm - IcedTea is not quite there yet. And I dont think we can 
>>> actually ship any jdk due to licensing issues. Could we ?
>> I'm sure you can ship jre, always have "with your application." Wrt 
>> jdk, I'd check the licence with the latest, and if in doubt ask Sun or 
>> ship something to download it and install it from Sun's site.
> I am relatively sure that putting jre in a repo didnt meet the criteria 
> of 'with the app'. Sun had something called the DDL for distro's that 
> wanted to ship their Java stack, however their terms didnt go down well 
> with the CentOS developers and also they wanted various bits of paper 
> signed etc. So, imho, Sun's stuff is quite far off the radar.

What arrangement does Canonical have for Ubuntu?

> RedHat seem to rely on Bea stack, does anyone have a decent idea on what 
> their terms might be ? Would someone like to actually knock on their 
> door and ask ?



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