[gobolinux-users] Re: Java and free software

Rafael rafael at tteng.com.br
Fri Nov 5 12:58:00 GMT 2004


Mirza wrote:

> MJ Ray wrote:
>
>> Worse, it requires all redistributors to "defend and indemnify" Sun 
>> from those distributed to, which deters some (many?) distributions 
>> from including it.
>
>
> If you don't pre-install java but rather enable users to easily 
> install it themselves, *user* will have to accept SUN licence 
> agreement, not me.

No. You will.

The "defend and indemnify" thing is for distributors, not users.

For the users, the license is just like any free software (as in beer), 
all the user has to agree is that Sun made Java with good intention and 
cannot be responsible for damages it may cause.

Read the whole license again, with more attention.

[]'s
Rafael



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