"One solution to the problem comes from open source vendor
Likewise. The company released Likewise Open 5.3 last week under
the GPLv2 license, providing a new open source solution for access
and authentication across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
"Likewise developers see their solution as being competitive
with Samba which ships with all Linux distributions, but note that
Likewise Open does the directory piece as well.
""From a pragmatic standpoint, there is really just one
directory infrastructure that is the corporate mainstay. That is
Active Directory," Krishna Ganugapati, vice president of
engineering at Likewise told InternetNews.com."
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