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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Export Notification - Using BouncyCastle in Tuscany Rel 1.0
Date Sun, 16 Sep 2007 15:20:08 GMT

On Sep 15, 2007, at 10:27 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Kevan Miller wrote:
>>>>
>>>> There was a discussion earlier this year about Tuscany,  
>>>> BouncyCastle,
>>>> and a patented IDEA algorithm implemented by BouncyCastle --
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/ 
> 200702.mbox/%3c8044E00A-9746-4ECC-9104-F6AF96731FC5@yahoo.com%3e
>
> FWIW, the IDEA patent expires on 25-05-2010.  I think Geronmio's  
> solution
> was a sound one, and can be easily followed by other Java projects  
> in the
> incubator.  Were there concerns about using this specific fork?

I wasn't involved in the forking of the code. However, it is my  
understanding that we only forked the bare minimum function  
(ASN1.codec) that Geronimo required. So, very likely that our code  
would not suit the needs of other projects.

--kevan 

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