emil at caucho.com
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
What is the procedure for submitting something to the nonfree
repository? The REVU page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Packages/REVU)
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.
Caucho Technology, Inc.
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