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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: BouncyCastle IDEA patent
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:56:20 GMT

On Feb 21, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> On Feb 21, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>> Regarding Bouncy Castle, IIRC they used to include the IDEA  
>> algorithm in their distribution and provided a one-off for  
>> Geronimo to use to bypass the patent issue.  Not sure if that is  
>> an issue or not for Tuscany but just a heads up.

IIUC && RC the resolution to this is that we copied the non-patent- 
related bouncycastle code into the geronimo-util module because  
bouncycastle declined to produce an unencumbered release.  I'd  
suggest that if you don't need the patented code you use the geronimo- 
util jar instead.

david jencks

> Thanks for the heads up. We'll check with the jxta folks and see if  
> they use/expose the patented code.
> We should move this discussion to tuscany-dev and report back to  
> the IPMC when its resolved.
> --
> Jeremy
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