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Linux Journal: LDAP Series Part V--Getting a Grip on Directory Service Modeling

Dec 01, 2006, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"I have an observation I'd like to disclose about the Open Source community: We tend to leap into all kinds of things before we have all the facts and/or information necessary to make intelligent decisions. We criticize other communities, laugh at things like directory services from the two major NOS players, talk about all our great applications, etc. We hang on to old notions about what makes Linux tick. Sorry, but that model ESR defined doesn't fit any more. The community natter appears to come mostly from people who lack deep technical skills and knowledge of enterprises.

"While Linux has garnered a major part of the UNIX market, it has not made much progress in the enterprise management field. Without directory services to create a serious model of an enterprise, Linux will continue to remain a great application server..."

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