"In spite of numerous misgivings, we think that the Open-Source
movement has never been better situated to be the leader in
Middleware development both within the enterprise and throughout
the world. Industry players such as IBM are now looking to our
movement to help set standards and define trends and new technology
opportunities. It's time that we as a community step forward and
begin living up to our billing."
"Tools such as OpenLDAP, Kerberos and OpenSSL provide worthy
implementations of the basic technology underpinnings needed to
begin formulating effective Middleware solutions. We have the
source code for everything and the power to manipulate and mold our
service delivery protocols to implement support for Middleware
strategies. We can innovate, change direction and call on the minds
and experiences of people working in the IT technology trenches who
are best positioned to understand the challenges that must be met
to deliver the next generation of INTERNET information delivery
systems. But we must act, and act quickly."
"In light of all this, you can imagine our surprise and
ultimate dismay when we see a major Open-Source player such as Red
Hat choose to embrace proprietary directory technology. It's either
a matter of not understanding the issue, not appreciating the
issue, or having non-technology issues drive the corporate decision
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