[Mageia-discuss] Sun java updates must now be downloaded and installed manually.

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Wed Nov 23 19:22:28 CET 2011

Op woensdag 23 november 2011 10:09:39 schreef Wolfgang Bornath:
> > Where do we want to draw the line, as we did the same for skype?
> > 
> > We propagate the repositories as one main advantage of Linux. Everything
> > is in one trusted source. No more seeking and downloading somewhere in
> > the web from several sites. Automated updates. How should the uninformed
> > and lazy user understand, that we didn't provide at least a "get-java"
> > package?
> Yes, you are right: where do we want to draw the line?  2 points:
>  - Oliver talked about Oracle moving away from Open Source users.
>  - Oracle java (as Adobe Reader) is not essential for the majority of
> users like flashplayer and proprietary drivers and firmware.
> Maybe these points provide the "line to draw" - otherwise we can move
> on to all kinds of closed source games and whatever. Users always
> "want", it is in their genes.

My personal opinion is that if a contributor is willing and able to legally 
provide/distribute it, whatever it's status, he's free to do so. who are we to 
say to that contributor that his work is in vain?

i mean, what is essential to whom??? it's a very subjective pov, so i say, 
don't draw a unneeded line.

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