John dingo at
Sun Nov 20 17:11:02 CST 2005

Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> On zo, 2005-11-20 at 19:42 +0800, John wrote:
>>Besides, not being free software doesn't prevent the provision of a 
>>package to acquire it by download. 
> If suns java license would allow redistribution, Sun java would be in
> multiverse. But the license does not allow this.

I quote:
B.License to Distribute Software. Subject to the terms and
conditions of this Agreement, including, but not limited to
the Java Technology Restrictions of these Supplemental
Terms, Sun grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable,
limited license without fees to reproduce and distribute
the Software, provided that (i) you distribute the Software
complete and unmodified (unless otherwise specified in the
applicable README file) and only bundled as part of, and
for the sole purpose of running, your Programs, (ii) the

I think various browsers will benefit from the presence of java: not 
having Breezy installed any more, I can't actually check what they're 
using to support java applets. Even if they didn't use them, it's not 
hard to write a Java program, maybe one to check for the availability of 
new releases of Java, or to make a deb out of a tarball or something.

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