[CentOS] java

Thu May 3 11:54:51 UTC 2007
Lance Davis <lance at centos.org>

On Thu, 3 May 2007, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Radu Radutiu wrote:
>> Would it be possible to have Sun's JDK in a CentOS repository using
>> Sun DLJ license? This license allows the binary JDK redistribution by
>> linux distributions (as far as I know Ubuntu includes the JDK under
>> this license).
> we had a look at this a long time back, when the DLJ was announced initially 
> - and we didnt think it was open enough for us to ship Java, also there are 
> some legal issues that seem grey and the only response we could get from Sun 
> was along the lines of  'go speak to your lawyers'.
> We dont really have any layers, so we wont be speaking to them :)

The main issue is that Sun insist that we accept liability for 3rd party 
use - whilst Mark Shuttleworth has deep enough pockets - we dont ....

We are trying to work with Sun to remove this requirement though.


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