Re: [Evolution] LDAP support

For now, you will HAVE to compile it yourself, we cannot distribute such
binaries as it voilates the license we have chosen to use for Evolution
- the GPL.

Perhaps your organisation could contribute to the development of an
alternative client api for LDAP, either that, or it will just have to
wait until there is an alternative developed or we work some other
solution out to this problem.


On 09 Apr 2001 11:54:38 -0700, Todd Kaehler wrote:
Hi all,

This is not good.  Without LDAP support in the Red Carpet version we will not
be able to use evolution in my organization.  Lack of LDAP support is a show
stopper for us.

Is their any way to get LDAP support in Red Carpet distribution if OpenLDAP
is installed???  Can't you make a call to a LDAP routine and if it fails then
do the popup???

--Todd kaehler

Not Zed wrote:

Ok, see:

And scroll down to (well i'll paste it here):

The OpenLDAP License, Version 2.3.
    This is a permissive non-copyleft free software license with a few
requirements (in sections 4 and 5) that render it incompatible with the

    We urge you not to use the OpenLDAP license for software you write.
However, there is no reason to avoid running programs that have been
released under this license, such as OpenLDAP.

And by the latter that means running the server itself.  But we need to
link with the client libraries, which is the problem.

So yes, I guess I got the reason wrong, but not the basic fact. :(


On 05 Apr 2001 13:06:03 -0400, Tom Cooper wrote:
Thanks for the reply.  

I _did_ take a look at the gnu site and reviewed a number of their
documents, but
I'm sorry to say that I still don't get it.

Which clause in their license is the "advertising" clause, and in what
way is it incompatible with the GPL?

Thanks again for your time, and a cool email application.

Tom Cooper

Not Zed wrote:

I don't see what limitations are imposed by the open ldap license
agreement which would prevent this.

I'm sorry to be so dense, but I just don't understand.  Can someone
explain this to me?

The advertising clause is incompatible with the GPL.  Unfortunate, but

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