Review Request: jss - Java Security Services (bz#230262)

Warren Togami wtogami at
Thu May 10 03:16:27 UTC 2007

Rex Dieter wrote:
> FYI, (originally posted to fab-list)
> reviewer(s) kindly requested.
> -- Rex
> --------------- Forwarded message (begin)
> Subject: Status of JSS in Fedora?
> From: Margaret Lum <mlum at>
> Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 19:51:02 -0500
> Hi folks,
> I've noticed this package has been collecting dust for awhile.  My team
> needs this in our first open source release of our product (Certificate
> System), and I'm working on a parallel port (from internal source) to
> the build system here @RH.  If this is not the most productive forum for
> such approval, please point me in the right direction.  This package was
> already submitted, but it's almost 2 months past the initial file date.
> The issue that needs both resolution and an immediate updated status is:
>  Bugzilla Bug 230262
>  <>: Review
>  Request: jss - Java Security Services (JSS)
> Thank you for your time and understanding.

As discussed in the past on fedora-extras-list and other mediums, it may 
be impossible to ship this in Fedora or RHEL signed because that is in 
conflict with our licenses and guarantees of reproducibility.
This idea was the closest even vaguely plausible way to get it into 
Fedora... however it seems to be both technically impossible and not 
good enough to bring it into compliance with our rules.  Unless somebody 
else has a new idea, I don't know how we can proceed on this.

Red Hat (the company) could (pending legal approval) choose to proceed 
with this as part of an internal product.  But as the rules stand today, 
Fedora cannot ship this signed.

Warren Togami
wtogami at

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