[security-dev 00016]: Crypto has been added to OpenJDK

Brad Wetmore Bradford.Wetmore at Sun.COM
Thu Sep 27 15:26:49 PDT 2007


News from the encumbrance-removal front:

For those who have already downloaded B21 from openjdk.java.net, you 
might have already noticed some new code.  We have just added the 
cryptographic code (aka JCE) to the OpenJDK source tree.  This includes 
the framework (javax.crypto and friends), the SunJCE provider, and the 
crypto portions of the SunPKCS11 and SunMSCAPI providers.

The OpenJDK framework does not restrict which cryptographic providers 
can be used.  That will not be appropriate for all situations, so let me 
stress:

     Compliance with United States export controls and with local law
     governing the import/export of products incorporating the JCE in the
     OpenJDK is the responsibility of the licensee.

We (Sun) can not give legal guidance on this issue, so please consult a 
qualified attorney who specializes in import/export issues.

Thanks for your patience during the removal of this encumbrance.

Thanks,

Brad



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