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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Thoughts on renaming util module
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 23:58:46 GMT
John Sisson wrote, On 3/23/2006 2:33 PM:

> Aaron Mulder wrote:
>> Starting an e-mail thread aside from the JIRA...
>> I would *really* like to rename the util module.  It's got our
>> bouncycastle import, plus some random Geronimo code dealing with
>> encryption and certificates.
>> I believe the best name for it is "crypto".  John pointed out that
>> that isn't the greatest name since ASN1 and encoders such as Base64
>> aren't necessarily crypto.  But this package deals with encryption,
>> decryptions, digests, PKI and certificates, etc.  The bouncycastle
>> mailing lists are dev-crypto and accounce-crypto.  I think the
>> "crypto" name, even if not perfect, fits much better than the "util"
>> name (which to me implies a general utility library like String
>> utilities, etc.).  If necessary, I'd go as far as moving encoders to
>> the common module just to be able to give this one a better name,
>> because it does seem quite focused to me and not at all general.
>> Could we get more thoughts on this?
>> Thanks,
>>     Aaron
> I was also concerned that if people see a crypto module they will 
> think that Geronimo has its own crypto implementation (which AFAIK is 
> not the case).
> Users that think we have a crypto implementation may then become 
> worried about government crypto export/import licenses etc.
> Not sure if crypto-interface is much clearer.



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