Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Georgy Yakovlev <gyakovlev@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Packages up for grabs: dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin, dev-java/oracle-jre-bin
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:21:11
Message-Id: 84686650-e2b8-60cd-b5e9-bb9fa9e08173@gentoo.org
All future versions masked, unmaintained, multiple security bugs, the
most important bug is a possible serious license violation[1] that puts
users into legal trouble.

nobody in java team maintains it, so if you want to keep it - please
take care of it.

Current tarballs no longer accessible, downloading new ones requires
oracle account and agreement to new license, which is in effect since
April 2019
New license seems to be ok for home or development use, but IANAL.



general discussion bug still open:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/681828


PS. Personally I'd drop it, but it was discussed before[2] and some
people expressed strong opinion of keeping it outside of java team.

[1]https://bugs.gentoo.org/692420
[2]https://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/message/ed6b0e3c3ac174aba972d2a436ab252f

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