"Mike Banahan, chief technology officer of OpenForum Europe,
once described the UK as a 'third-world country' compared with the
rest of Europe when it comes to public- and private-sector interest
in open-source software.
"But some UK companies provide evidence that tells a different
side of the story, and one of these is Specsavers Optical Group
with its recent deployment of the open-source tools OpenLDAP, Samba
and Gosa to handle directory services for its worldwide chain of