So I remember I have some issues with all this noise and buzz about the Digital Signature. With a recent government sponsor online radio talk show, talking about the FEA (firma electronica avanzada : advanced digital signature), under the direction of PKI. I would like to know what is the relationship with the efforts of OpenOffice.org current implementation of digital signature (also why it doesn’t work).
After searching for a bit I found that OpenOffice.org is working very closely with Aleksey on the integration of XMLsec to the OpenOffice.org signature engine . Finally xmlsec and mscrypto will be integrated into one for the native xmlsec library:
March 30 2005The new XML Security Library 1.2.8 release merges OpenOffice.org changes to xmlsec-mscrypto and xmlsec-nss into main xmlsec source tree.
I found a good ammount of insight on what is going on with the future of Digital signature in OpenOffice.org development and how a recent patch also caused some interesting discussion and caused a re-planning of the xml template, source.