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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Something to Digg

From: Alex Hudson
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Something to Digg
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 19:34:47 +0100

On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 18:59 +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> That'll be DROID, http://droid.sourceforge.net/ under a BSD licence,
> but whose installation says "Use of the Sun JRE is recommended, which
> is freely available to download here" (Will Sun JRE ever be GPL?)
> While open source itself, it lures users into the Java Trap.  Not
> really a whole-hearted free software endorsement, is it?

Does Iced Tea fix this?


And, if it does, perhaps the authors of DROID should be told :)

> But mainly, I'm disappointed by the "challenge to open source
> providers to work with IT services firms" which is brain-dead and
> backwards.

Totally agreed. 

I also wrote to Andrew Miller MP regarding "Open Source XML", which
turns out to be a Microsoft standard:


Le petit sigh, etc.



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