[CentOS] Java support : is there a native package ?
Bryan J. Smith
thebs413 at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 10 02:56:15 UTC 2005
Ryan <ryanag at zoominternet.net> wrote:
> I've noticed some other distros (*cough* Debian *cough*)
> are including java packages in their repo. Any idea how
> get away with it?
They don't. The official Debian repositories do not host it.
There are several 3rd party, Non-Free Debian repositories --
let alone Debian-based distros -- that aren't legal because
they redistribute such in _violation_ of the licensing
agreements on the software.
When I was consulting at a Fortune 20 company as one of the
Linux architects, I maintained a "whitelist" of distros. A
few people gave me the title of "The Linux Nazi" as a result.
> Maybe Sun just doesn't want to rock the boat...
Sun allows near-free redistribution of the JRE for MacOS X,
Solaris and Windows, but _not_ Linux. I assume the Java
Desktop subscription has much to do with that.
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