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From Kiran Ayyagari <>
Subject Re: Notice to donate Fortress to the Apache Directory Project
Date Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:58 GMT
On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny <>

> Le 16/09/14 13:32, Shawn McKinney a écrit :
> > Hello,
> >
> > In order to increase the number of contributers and broaden adoption I
> > am considering contributing Fortress to the Apache Directory project.
> > I am offering this donation under the advisement of Emmanuel Lecharny
> > who is also a committer on the Fortress project.  Emmanuel has focused
> > his efforts on integrating Fortress with the Apache LDAP API and that
> > work is nearly complete.  Please let me know if you would be
> > interested in discussing this further.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Shawn
> >
> Hi guys,
> let me give a bit more of insigths about this proposal.
> I met Shawn a few years ago ina Ldap conference, when he did a
> presentation on Fortress. Fortress is a bit similar to one of our
> dormant (defunct?) project : Triplesec, except that it's very well
> alive. Shawn was the only contributor to this project untill last year,
> when I started to jumped into teh code base. The idea was to use the
> Apache LDAP API instead of the license worisome UboundID API. The second
> big change I did was to use the ApacheDS test suite into the project.
> Last, not least, I implemented an extended operation that Fortress is
> using internally to communicate with OpenLDAP (and that should be added
> into ApacheDS too).
> Along all those months, we discussed many times with Shawn about
> bringing Fortress to The ASF, and more specifically to teh Directory
> project, which sounds liek a good replacement for Triplesec. AFAICT,
> there is no non AL.2.0 dependencies in the code base, once Unboundid
> will be completely removed - just a matter of taking care of some
> password policy elements-.
> Now, what is Fortress ? From the page,
> "Fortress is 100% compliant with RBAC, ARBAC02 and IETF's password
> policy draft.".
> First, it's feature complete, which is important in this area. Second,
> as you can notice, it's actually hosted by, a well known
> Open Source organization. That says Shawn knowns what it's all about,
> when it comes to collaboration in a open source environment.
> At this point, I would suggest to start a vote to accept the proposal as
> a sub-project of Apache Directory, like Studio, Eskimo and the LDAP API,
> but I want to hear about your opinions first.
> we already had a discussion about bringing Fortress to Apache, right? :)

> Many thanks !

thank you for the details

Kiran Ayyagari

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