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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release ADS 1.5.0
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2007 15:17:19 GMT
OK, I have an actual concern too, that I could actually investigate  
if we had proposed release artifacts :-)

What exactly is apacheds's use of bouncy castle code?  My  
understanding of the status of the bouncy castle jar situation is  
that apache projects cannot redistribute bouncy castle jars due to  
the patent licensing problems.  (IANAL but my understanding is that  
they ship code that infringes a software patent in the US but  
apparently not in Australia where the jars originate) (I don't know  
what it means but people say "IDEA algorithm")

Geronimo doesn't use the allegedly patented algorithm/code and we  
resolved the situation by importing the non-questionable code into  
geronimo and publishing our own jar.  If apacheds doesn't need the  
allegedly patented stuff we would be on much firmer ground to use the  
geronimo-util jar (if we missed some needed code that is not  
allegedly infringing I'll be happy to help add it).  If apacheds does  
need the allegedly patented code we may be in trouble.

david jencks

On Mar 21, 2007, at 11:22 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:

> Hi dear ADS developpers, and users,
> we are working on ADS 1.5 since, say, last july (when it has been  
> formaly named 1.1, and renamed to 1.5.0 in december). We have  
> arrived at a point where we think that this version, even if not  
> perfect, seems stable enough to deserve a release.
> Many new features has been added, and we want to tag this version  
> so that we can handle bug repports more easily, help people working  
> on new features to merge with a new trunk, and also provide  
> starving users with a brand new version :)
> Time to vote now :
> [ ] +1 : let's release this beast !
> [ ] 0   : I don't really care
> [ ] -1  : I don't agree, we are not ready for a release
> Thanks a lot !
> -- 
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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