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From Louis Smith <>
Subject Re: folding Redback into Archiva or Continuum?
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:19:32 GMT
Interesting timing on this.  We are in the process of rolling out the latest
releases of Archiva and Continuum as part of the Software Development
Infrastructure used at a government agency that is one of my key clients.
We use the redback security so the developers can log in with their normal
AD based credentials.

I also tasked 2 of my developers with looking at using Redback to use as the
core of security for their Java apps that run the agency.  Both felt that it
wasn't "ready for prime time" for other usage - but Archiva and Continuum
were ok as the SDI roles are managed within continuum at the project level

If Redback were to "flesh out" the full RBAC robustly, then they would have
been interested.

We did have to apply the case sensitivity patch to Redback and rebuild
everything - but other than that, we love the suite.
(svn/maven/archiva/continuum/forrest).  Please make sure that makes it into
the next releases!

Thanks - have a great holiday season everyone!!


On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Brett Porter <> wrote:

> (Apologies for cross-posting - replies are best sent back to dev@redback,
> unless it's specific to one of the other projects).
> After initial attempts to gain external interest, some time has elapsed and
> it seems obvious that Redback hasn't been used outside of Continuum and
> Archiva. Further, it is unlikely to grow in the way they use it. I'm not
> sure it makes sense to remain as a standalone project, and it appeals to me
> to have all of the code under Apache. Less lists to subscribe to and more
> consolidated activity makes sense to me too.
> It's also true that moving doesn't buy much immediate benefit other than
> consolidation, so maybe it is fine where it is :)
> If it were to move, as it's unlikely to establish it's own community, I
> don't think incubation would make sense. Instead, after clearing the IP, I
> would suggest a subproject of either Continuum or Archiva. In terms of
> committer overlap, the larger overlap of distinct committers is with
> Continuum (Marica and Olivier) vs Archiva (James), with Marica being the
> most recently active.
> Given that, I would think a subproject of Continuum makes sense - but that
> we should agree that all Archiva committers should have commit access to it
> and a binding vote on any releases. Does anyone feel strongly it should be
> the other way around?
> What do others think? If it's worth doing I will call a formal vote.
> Cheers,
> Brett
> --
> Brett Porter

Dr. Louis Smith, ThD
Chief Technology Officer, Kyra InfoTech
Colonel, Commemorative Air Force

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