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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: This should be fun
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2003 05:06:54 GMT
I meant that sincerely.  It will be fun :-)

On 9/3/03 12:04 AM, "Michael Zalewski" <zalewski@optonline.net> wrote:

> Here's my thoughts (nobody asked for them, but I give them anyway) ...
> 
> I read this article also. And I wonder how it will affect the internal
> structure of Word and Excel. In particular, will this feature break such
> APIs as POI?
> 
> For those who haven't read the article, Windows 2003 has a new service
> called 'Windows Rights Management Service'. It will be integrated into
> Office 2003, through a set of tools called IRM (Information Rights
> Management). It will allow the author of a document to specify which users
> or user groups are allowed to read, write, print, etc.
> 
> The implication is that if a document is protected in this fashion, it is
> possible that POI would not be able to read or process the document. With
> respect to this, I have to agree with Glen below - most users will not use
> the feature. The use of the feature requires that all workstations and
> servers be upgraded to Windows 2003 (and Office 2003). And even if users do
> need the feature, they will probably not use it for files which must be
> processed by POI.
> 
> An opportunity also exists - if POI could be used to create an .xls or .doc
> which would be protected by Information Rights Management. There is a Java
> API which understands Windows Authentication at http://jcifs.samba.org which
> may help.
> 
> But we need to see the implementation before we can begin to understand how
> it works.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glen Stampoultzis [mailto:gstamp@iinet.net.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 11:28 PM
> To: POI Developers List
> Subject: Re: This should be fun
> 
> 
> I doubt it's going to be the killer feature that Microsoft is hoping
> for.  It's not enabled by default so I suspect most people won't bother to
> use it.
> 
> -- Glen
> 
> At 12:15 PM 3/09/2003, you wrote:
>> http://rss.com.com/2100-1012_3-5069246.html
>> --
>> Andrew C. Oliver
>> http://www.superlinksoftware.com/poi.jsp
>> Custom enhancements and Commercial Implementation for Jakarta POI
>> 
>> http://jakarta.apache.org/poi
>> For Java and Excel, Got POI?
>> 
>> The views expressed in this email are those of the author and are almost
>> definitely not shared by the Apache Software Foundation, its board or its
>> general membership.  In fact they probably most definitively disagree with
>> everything espoused in the above email.
>> 
>> 
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> 
> Glen Stampoultzis
> gstamp@iinet.net.au
> http://members.iinet.net.au/~gstamp/glen/
> 
> 
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-- 
Andrew C. Oliver
http://www.superlinksoftware.com/poi.jsp
Custom enhancements and Commercial Implementation for Jakarta POI

http://jakarta.apache.org/poi
For Java and Excel, Got POI?

The views expressed in this email are those of the author and are almost
definitely not shared by the Apache Software Foundation, its board or its
general membership.  In fact they probably most definitively disagree with
everything espoused in the above email.


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