Merge branch 'dependency-upgrade' into 'master'

Upgrade First Party Library Dependencies for Release 0.15

See merge request !311

(cherry picked from commit 26406754)

f1865178 Upgrade First Party Library Dependencies for Release 0.15
598cd979 Upgrade to the latest patches
900e37f5 Updating NOTICE
df57e281 Upgrading to the latest release version of the core IBM library
2819db68 updated with master
a5d79c20 Merge branch 'master' into dependency-upgrade
0413006a updated NOTICE
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