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InfoWorld: Novell leaps into open source market with LDAP software developer kit

Jan 22, 2000, 15:58 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Sanborn)

"Taking aim at what it terms "proprietary thinking," Novell revealed plans on Thursday to release an open-source LDAP Software Developer Kit (SDK) to encourage development of more directory applications."

"Because it is based on the LDAP standard, Novell's SDK will work with the LDAP-compliant Novell Directory Services (NDS) eDirectory as well as with third-party directories...."

"The SDK is based on open source code from OpenLDAP, a foundation dedicated to promoting open source LDAP development. Novell is a "first-class" partner of OpenLDAP and licenses its client libraries for the Novell LDAP SDK."

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