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RE: [seul-edu] ISO evals

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darryl Palmer
> Sent: 02 April 2003 14:21
> If we take this stand, we may have to take it for everything.  If it
> requires Java 2, then it is out, if it has a non-commercial license,
> then it is also out.  This will eliminate most of the Java apps, and
> eliminate other applications such as GAP and xephem.

Isn't Java2 allowed in non-free?

Even if not, what's to stop apps targetted at J2 being included in
the edu equivalent of contrib, and a dummy J2 installer package
being included?

Tell me if I'm totally off-base here ... 

> The plus side is that anyone who is not familiar with educational
> software for Linux will not know that they are only getting 70 free apps
> versus the 100+ free/non-free apps that we had originally.

If there's redundancy there, then it's not so much of an issue.  If any of
the 30 removed apps are unique (or have unique functionality somewhere
within them), then I'd argue that it's worth investigating options further.

> Darryl


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-seul-edu@seul.org [mailto:owner-seul-edu@seul.org] On Behalf
> Of Darryl Palmer
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 8:18 PM
> To: seul-edu@seul.org
> Subject: RE: [seul-edu] ISO evals
> I think it pretty much comes down to this:
> 1) We don't have much time, at least before NECC.
> 2) Why should we promote/elevate non-free software to the level of free
> software?
> 3) Do we have the right to distribute it via SEUL/Edu website?
> 4) Can it be distributed via a general mirror site?
> 5) Do we have to show a license agreement to the user before installing
> it, like using it for only non-commercial purposes?
> 6) Can we just make CDs or have other people make CDs and hand them out
> like candy?
> For this release, it will be so much easier for us to walk the line and
> say it is only includable if it is free.
> Darryl

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