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ZDNN: Novell inches toward open source

Oct 22, 1999, 23:48 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Novell Inc. plans to publish by year's end its own open-source license, along with the initial applications that will fall under that license..."

"Getting things fixed and developed on NDS now is difficult, so if open source made that faster, that's great," said Ron Palmeri, vice president of strategic relations at Oblix Inc., a Novell partner in Mountain View, Calif. "But take Netscape's LDAP [Lightweight Directory Access Protocol] development kit. [Because of licensing restrictions] since it went open source, it has been difficult to get fixes and development..."

"Novell's first applications to fall under the license will be the digitalme online identity management technology, the client piece of NDS for Linux and the management interface to the company's Internet Caching System, sources said."

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