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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Redistributing bouncy castle providers
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 11:10:40 GMT
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?

Thanks,
Mikhail


but likely we don't attempt use it if we don't
> have it.
>
> [1]
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200709.mbox/%3c46EC8EFF.3030201@rowe-clan.net%3e
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>

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