Stephan Hermann sh at sourcecode.de
Mon Oct 17 16:36:40 CDT 2005


Am Montag, den 17.10.2005, 17:26 -0400 schrieb John Dong:
> 
> 
> On 10/17/05, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>         hi,
>         Am Montag, den 17.10.2005, 16:21 -0400 schrieb John Dong:
>         > BTW, Sun Java is being distributed by SuSE 10.0 and 9.3. Can
>         we enter
>         > such an agreement with Sun?
>         sure yo can distribute java, thats not the point... we could
>         even put it 
>         in main or on the CD, sun would kiss us if we'd do... but read
>         the
>         license... once you ship it, you arent able to ship any other
>         java
>         implementation (not even gcj, which is a part of gcc now) ...
> Well, once again, SuSE's doing it :). They use GCJ 4.0, and ship Java
> with GCJ in the same directory of the publicly distributed DVD/CD's.
> Not just that, they also ship it online in the inst-source-java folder
> (which is a _REALLY_ cheap way to circumvent that).

It's not Java as in JDK, it's Java Runtime as in JRE...which is a real
big difference. 

It's just like mfc40.dll and VisualStudio C++...you're allowed to
redistribute mfc40.dll without any problems..but VisualStudio C++ will
be a problem ;)

\sh







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