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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: apache binary distributions
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:09:41 GMT
On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 1:06 AM, William A Rowe Jr <>

> There are some special things here we do have absolute control over. If a
> project wants to provide the 'official' build, why not start signing the
> .jar?

Good idea, but to be practical to users, the certificate for the signing
needs to be part of the certificate chain of the JVM (otherwise those would
be needed to be installed on every host). I don't know how willing infra
would be to support PKI at ASF for this, otherwise many projects will be
limited due to cost (I could be wrong by now and that there are totally
free CAs)

Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer - New Energy for Java

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