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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Fwd: [PGP] New Sandbox component
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 08:44:29 GMT
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> To:
> Subject: [PGP] New Sandbox component
> From: Stefan Bodewig <>
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 10:34:59 +0200
> Message-ID: <>
> Hi,
> members of the Maven, Ant and Repository teams have been thinking
> about adding PGP support to their respective projects for a while, but
> so far neither of those projects has made any real attempt to do so.
> Some discussion on the Ant dev list that involved Ant and Maven
> committers lead to the idea of commons-pgp.
> The goal is a library that provides a simple API to PGP sign files (or
> streams?) and verify PGP signatures.  This may be extended to key
> management or encryption/decryption later.  The idea is to start with
> an implementation based on Bouncycastle's[1] library but keep the API
> independent of it in order to allow different providers like
> cryptix[2] to be written.
> The library itself is supposed to be independent of either Ant or
> Maven.
> The initial set of committers will be Brett Porter, Matte Benson (who
> is an Ant committer, I've just granted him commit access to the
> sandbox) and myself, but more helping hands are certainly welcome.
> So far all there is is a README file describing the purpose of the
> component.  We probably should have an API sketch before we go further
> than that.  Somebody with commons karma will have to add pgp to the
> externals of trunks-sandox at one point.
> Based on the projects involved the question probably won't be whether
> we use Maven or Ant to build the project, we'll support both.  8-)
> Cheers
>         Stefan
> Footnotes: 
> [1]
> [2]

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