"Readers with long memories will remember the furore
when Microsoft documented its Kerberos implementation, and then
sent its legal attack dogs round to our friends at Slashdot who
hosted postings containing the details of this 'open'
In short, it's hard to do authorization between a Windows server
and a non-Windows server, and that seems to be the way Redmond
likes it. Nothing in today's announcements changes this in any way,
in fact it confirms the Redmond-centric way of doing business on
Allison summarizes the politics like this:-
"They're very clever. They know the smallest amount of control
they need to leverage monopoly. If you have a server that does
authentication and authorization, then you have the equivalent of a
Windows Primary Domain Controller, and that's their terror," he
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