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From Michael MacFadden <>
Subject Re: "Obfuscating' 3rd party jars
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:39:15 GMT

Yes, Angus had been working this issue for us and found a few third party
Jars.  Here is an extract from his email:

There's a couple of things going on at once at the moment:
-i'm in contact with the libIDN author, who is happy to release the
software under the Apache license, which means we can keep using that once
a new release comes out
-the other two libraries junit and emma both think the best option is to
obfuscate the code somehow like ant, if anyone has any experience in doing
it speaking up would be greatly appreciated

Apparently, there is some precedent for obfuscating third party jars.  My
assumption is that something about the license views distributing Java
jars as being akin to a source distribution do to the ease of


Can you she some light on this?


On 12/3/12 12:54 PM, "Benson Margulies" <> wrote:

>Dear Wave,
>I don't understand the remark in your report about the need to
>'obfuscate' third party jar files. Could you please elaborate? Do you
>have problems with dependencies with incompatible licenses, or
>something else?
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