Re: [Evolution] Connector GPLed!!!

tir, 11.05.2004 kl. 17.59 skrev D. D. Brierton:

You guys rock!

Don't fool yourself. Novell has a number of outstanding issues to settle
with Microsoft, going back several years (NDS offered to Microsoft,
Microsoft's refusal and developing AD was one, there are many others).

Novell wants Exchange out and GroupWise and SuSE's OpenExchange in
(which though?) Novell wants to take over from Windows as the
application server base of choice.

Ask yourself what other, altruistic, commitments Novell will make to the
Open Source community. eDirectory is on of the most magnificent tools
currently available on the server market. Novell has said that this will
be made available for Linux (hint, hint, it already was). Will it be
available, source code and all, as an alternative to Openldap? With an
Open Source developer base? I doubt it. Novell has to earn real money,
after all these years.

Not that I have anything against this - I was always a NetWare (since
2.0 and and UnixWare since 1.0) person and had much affection for
Novell. But Novell's and Open Source's philosophies  C L A S H 
irrevocably. Or someone will have to convince me that there really *are*
fairies at the end of my yard/bottom of my garden.



We make out of the quarrel with others rhetoric
but out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

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