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From "Yuri Dolgov" <dolgov.g.y...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Redistributing bouncy castle providers
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 12:01:03 GMT
> Agreed.  We will not redistribute the IDEA impl, but if users want to go
> and get the unmodified BouncyCastle JAR and use it (understanding the
> terms under which they received it) then that is fine by us.

Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking of.
+1

Thanks,
Yuri

On 9/18/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yuri Dolgov wrote:
> > The JSSE provider is actually support IDEA based cipher suites, but it
> > doesn't require IDEA implementation by default.
>
> Yep, that is what I thought.
>
> > Moreover, users should be aware if there is IDEA implementation as they
> > could implicitly infringe the patent agreements.
>
> Agreed.  We will not redistribute the IDEA impl, but if users want to go
> and get the unmodified BouncyCastle JAR and use it (understanding the
> terms under which they received it) then that is fine by us.
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
> > On 9/18/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 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, 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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