[webmasters] Re: [xmlsec] Big patch to xmlsec in recent OpenOffice.org sources

Martin Hollmichel martin.hollmichel at sun.com
Fri Sep 17 10:05:47 PDT 2004

Hi Aleksey,

thanks for looking at this,

after having a quick look into the patch (
) I haven't found any sources where copyrights are removed, I found some 
new added files without copyright notice. If I or we should have 
overseen something please gives us a hint, we will fix it immediately.

We also should join our efforts and should try to join modifications to 
your tree. I'm sure Andrew ( and also Malte ) will work with you to 
review or rework any changes so that they are useful for all. We are not 
interested in establishing a fork anyway, so that is also in our 
interest to get changes/fixes back to your main stream, but on the other 
side we might have some requirements to apply some patches to get it 
integrated with OOo. Please let us know about eventual concerns.

Martin Hollmichel
OpenOffice.org External Project Lead


Aleksey Sanin wrote:
> I did look at the patch anyway and I think we have a little
> problem here. This patch removes copyrights from the source code
> (mine and other folks contributed to xmlsec). From legal point
> of view this means that OO can not use xmlsec at all.
> Best,
> Aleksey
> Aleksey Sanin wrote:
>> Even worse. Since Andrew and other guys did not submit their patches
>> back I can not even look at them. Because otherwise I might write
>> some code that looks too close to what they are doing :(
>> Aleksey
>> Daniel Veillard wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 01:32:59PM +0200, xs04.jmdesp at free.fr wrote:
>>>> And watching the source it seems it does a lot more than that.
>>>> I'd say they are so many changes I don't think a user encountering 
>>>> problems with
>>>> their version could expect correct support directly from Aleksey.
>>>   that's why I'm worried, it looks like a fork... Red Hat ships xmlsec1
>>> we also ship OpenOffice.org, and I think we will try as much as possible
>>> to use only one version, and possibly drop the Oo.o patches unless they
>>> can be justified and merged in the main stream.
>>> Daniel
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