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From Bill Stoddard <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: BouncyCastle IDEA patent
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2007 14:54:15 GMT
David Jencks wrote:
>
> On Feb 21, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
>
>> On Feb 21, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>>
>>> Regarding Bouncy Castle, IIRC they used to include the IDEA 
>>> algorithm in their distribution and provided a one-off for Geronimo 
>>> to use to bypass the patent issue.  Not sure if that is an issue or 
>>> not for Tuscany but just a heads up.
>
> IIUC && RC the resolution to this is that we copied the 
> non-patent-related bouncycastle code into the geronimo-util module 
> because bouncycastle declined to produce an unencumbered release.  I'd 
> suggest that if you don't need the patented code you use the 
> geronimo-util jar instead.
>
Yep, that's my recollection as well.

> thanks
> david jencks 

Bill

Bill


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