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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Crypto status of bundling PDFBox
Date Fri, 14 Mar 2008 04:26:12 GMT

On Mar 13, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Mar 13, 2008, at 2:52 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>> The PDFBox library (http://www.pdfbox.com/) uses the Bouncy Castle
>> crypto libraries when working with encrypted PDF files, but that's an
>> optional dependency that is not needed when working with normal PDF
>> files.
>>
>> In Apache Jackrabbit we use and bundle PDFBox without the crypto
>> libraries and no part of Jackrabbit is designed to deal with
>> cryptography. Based on that I don't believe we need crypto
>> notifications as described on http://www.apache.org/dev/crypto.html,
>> but I wanted to check with you that this interpretation is OK.
>
> That is correct.

I don't necessarily agree. If PDFBox has code that writes to the  
Bouncy Castle APIs, then why is it not "Software specially designed or  
modified for the development, production or use of any of the other  
software of this list, or software designed to certify other software  
on this list"?

Craig

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> ....Roy
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Craig Russell
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