Re: LDAP (was: Re: [Evolution] still no contacts in 0.10: wrong db?)

On 14 May 2001 11:33:47 -0500, Austin Gonyou wrote:
This is why I'm confused. If this is an opensource project, then where is
the free thinking?(in this matter.) I don't care WHO's LDAP is used, but
it MUST be used, and for working towards a finished product, I would

Well you see, this is a GNU project, licensed under the GPL.  It is not
merely a question of what we'd like to do, it is also a question of what
we are legally required to do.  We simply cannot link with OpenLDAP.
There are currently no suitable alternatives that we have found that we
can link with.

We investigated the mozilla stuff but that isn't suitably licensed
either (yet, this may change with any luck).

expect something to come out of all of this. It's easier I guess to say
there's a licensing issue than to say, we've not really considered new
things. I'd prefer to hear the latter than the former. As I stated, you

Easier?  Its just a fact.

I'm sure if your (or any other) organisation would like to contribute
some resources to it, Ximian would be glad to work on a solution.
Otherwise you'll have to wait until the facts change

And can we please kill this thread, its already been done to death..

can distribute 2 src rpms, one for Evolution-noldap and one with
Evolution-ldap. As a prerequisite, we leave getting openldap-devel up to
those who whish to recompile evolution, with ldap support. Why doesn't
this make sense? I'm confused about this.

Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-796-9023
email: austin coremetrics com

On 13 May 2001, Mitchell Skinner wrote:

On 14 May 2001 12:02:47 +0930, Not Zed wrote:
On 13 May 2001 00:21:43 -0500, Austin Gonyou wrote:
I'm rather disappointed that LDAP still isn't implemented. Can't there be
a set of files downloaded together, or perhaps an evoltion-noldap rpm and
evolution-ldap with accompanying openldap-client rpms? This is getting

Uh, the licensing issue still hasnt' changed.

Last I heard, someone had suggested the use of Mozilla's LDAP code, but
I never saw anything more about that.  Has anyone taken a look at this?
I have, and it looks like the code is under the Netscape Public License,
which according to the license page is incompatible with the
GPL.  However, there is GPL mozilla code which links directly with this
NPL code, so I'm confused.

This certainly appears to be one of the most frequently requested items,
and frankly it would also help me out at work.  How hard is it to go
down the hall and talk to the lawyers?  Ximian does have lawyers, right?

Perhaps the people at Sun ireland can shed some light here, since
Netscape's LDAP stuff appears to have originated with iPlanet.  I know
there's at least one of you on this list.


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