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