Exciting Futures in Open Directory

Last week, an exciting development in the Directory (LDAP) market quietly occurred. As mentioned in Neil's (cn=Directory Manager) blog, the base to a new directory service, rearchitected from the ground up, was released under open source CDDL.

The current Sun Directory Server has over a 10 year history going back to the Netscape Directory Server 1.0 days. Since then almost every cell phone subscriber, bank customer and government citizen is housed and managed in a Sun Directory Server somewhere in this world.

Now, Sun and it's employees have "primed the pump" with an open source code base of a newly architected directory service. I can't wait to see performance numbers of the future. When you get a chance, I'd highly recommend joining some of the mail aliases to keep up with the exciting changes.

Join us at: http://opends.dev.java.net.

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