Java license being breached on Launchpad

Asked by actionparsnip on 2011-10-31

 ppa:ferramroberto/java is hosting Oracle Java packages. This violates the license which is now in place.
http://sylvestre.ledru.info/blog/sylvestre/2011/08/26/sun_java6_packages_removed_from_debian_u

Please can this PPA be closed, or the maintainer contacted and informed. Thanks

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: java-common 0.42ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 31 11:07:32 2011
Dependencies:

InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110801)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: java-common
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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2011-10-31
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2011-11-07

This question was originally filed as bug #884169.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #1

This is not a bug in Launchpad's code or in the Ubuntu packaging. The is data issue in a user's packaging.

The packages violte Oracle's license so need removing

Benji York (benji) said : #3

We are evaluating this request.

The restriction only applies after version 6.26, so the PPA is not in violation of any licence terms.

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