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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Redistributing bouncy castle providers
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 11:53:46 GMT
Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> I think it's OK to keep it. It's written according to
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2246.txt

Depends what you mean by "it".  I agree that its ok for us to keep the
references to the algorithm, but we should not be redistributing the
implementation of the algorithm.

Regards,
Tim


> 2007/9/18, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>:
>> Mikhail Loenko wrote:
>>> 2007/9/18, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>:
>>>> There is a discussion over at the incubator general mailing list (e.g.
>>>> [1]), amongst other places, about the redistribution of BouncyCastle
>>>> code from ASF machines.
>>>>
>>>> The crux is that we can't redistribute BC's IDEA implementation as it is
>>>> subject to a known patent for which we don't have a grant/license.
>>>>
>>>> We'll have to change our current practice of publishing binaries that
>>>> include BC unmodified.  The resolution seems to be maintaining a local
>>>> copy of the BC JAR without the offending algorithm.  I expect we would
>>>> have to unsign the JAR too when modified.
>>>>
>>>> Do we have any dependencies upon IDEA?  I see some references in the
>>>> JSSE cipher suite code,
>>> Reference to IDEA?
>> just grepping:
>>
>> modules/x-net/src/main/java/org/apache/harmony/xnet/provider/jsse/CipherSuite.java
>> 107:    static byte[] code_TLS_RSA_WITH_IDEA_CBC_SHA = { 0x00, 0x07 };
>> 157:    static CipherSuite TLS_RSA_WITH_IDEA_CBC_SHA = new CipherSuite(
>> 158:            "TLS_RSA_WITH_IDEA_CBC_SHA", false, KeyExchange_RSA,
>> "IDEA_CBC",
>> 159:            "SHA", code_TLS_RSA_WITH_IDEA_CBC_SHA);
>> 256:            TLS_RSA_WITH_IDEA_CBC_SHA,
>> 417:        } else if ("IDEA_CBC".equals(cipherName)) {
>> 418:            this.cipherName = "IDEA/CBC/NoPadding";
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tim
>>
> 

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