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From "Leo Li" <liyilei1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What about Kerberos becoming a separate project ?
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:21:48 GMT
On 10/10/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
> I would add something to what Alex just said : we didn't anted to make
> Kerberos a separate Apache project, but a separate sub-project, from
> Maven point of view. This was just about an internal refactoring.
> Kerberos and Apache Directory Project are tighly coupled right now,
> and will remain coupled for a while.

   So, is it possible to get a workable bundle of kerberos client
related class without other part of Directory? I am now studying the
feasible ways to implement harmony's jgss provider.

> Last, not least, I see no way for Harmony to use any of the Apache
> Directory project due to the very restrictive condition you have to
> fulfill to become a contributor of this project (ie, not having read
> any line of SUN java source). We can't guarantee that the ADS
> developpers haven't been tainted by SUN code.

   The story is here that Harmony really has some other constraint but
it does not mean contributor cannot read any line of sun's code. Due
to its modulity, if one intends to contribute code in security module,
for example, he/she cannot see that part of sun's code.

  Furthermore, we intend to include part of kerberos code of a binary
distribution as an external link and not to put the source code into
harmony's repository. It is acceptable providing that the external
dependency is under APL if I have not missed something.

> I would suggest first that you contact Harmony peeps to get a clear
> idea of those constraints, and as stated by Alx, you are welcome to
> participate to our project too !

> On 10/10/07, Alex Karasulu <akarasulu@apache.org> wrote:
> > On 10/9/07, Leo Li <liyilei1979@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi, all:
> > >      I happend to find this thread. Is it a little outdate? :)
> >
> > No not at all the topic can be discussed at any time :).  However rehashing
> > the
> > same topic repeatedly is a real PITA when nothing else has changed.
> >
> > >      Harmony project is now implementing a JGSS provider which
> > > contains a lot of work with kerberos. We intend to borrow kerberos
> > > related code from apache Directory and it will be great if kerberos is
> > > a seperate project.
> >
> > How about getting involved with the parts that you're interested in first?
> > It sounds
> > to me like you want the client side functionality and I think we already
> > have some of
> > that in a separate client project.  Just jump in and get involved with the
> > community.
> >
> > > And I also acknowledge the concern to maintain a
> > > sub project and I think we can give some help if we can and are
> > > looking forward to its becoming true.
> >
> > That's great! Having a separate subproject should not be the driver though.
> > However
> > if there is ample community around the code base then there's no reason not
> > to consider
> > it again.  The point being supportability with a healthy group of people
> > around that code
> > base.  Please feel free to just dig in and start contributing.
> >
> > Alex
> >
> >
> --
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel Lécharny
> www.iktek.com

Leo Li
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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