Caucho Resin

Emil Ong emil at
Thu Aug 7 01:19:55 BST 2008


I'm an engineer at Caucho, which makes the Resin Java application
server.  We've recently created a .deb package of our server that
we'd like to distribute on the Ubuntu repositories.  There's an
existing needs-packaging bug for Resin on Lauchpad, #105497.

There are a couple of hitches, though.  We dual-license Resin as GPL
and a closed source professional (upsell) version with a bit of extra
code for added performance/clustering.  We'd like to distribute the
latter in the non-free repository (similar to flashplugin-nonfree).
At the moment, we don't have a package of the GPL version and I'm
not sure whether/when we'll be doing that.

Part of the rational is that the professional version just reverts
to the open source functionality if it doesn't find a license.
Another reason for the Pro package is that it contains some
platform-dependent code in C, while the pure GPL version contains
only Java; we wanted to remove the need for users to compile that
additional code.

What is the procedure for submitting something to the nonfree 
repository?  The REVU page ( 
that I saw doesn't seem to address this case, but I'm guessing 
there's some process because of Flash, et al.  Can someone point me 
in the right direction?

If I understand correctly, the flashplugin-nonfree package actually
downloads the plugin from Adobe.  I should note that our package
will include the actual binaries.



Emil Ong
Software Engineer
Caucho Technology, Inc.
mailto:emil at

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