Re: netscape directory server, redhat bins, ...
[ Ben Collins writes ]
> > SO, is there a group looking out for 'cross-linux compatibility' issues?
> > Or maybe someone interested in prodding sun/netscape/iplanet to also
> > release a debian-friendly binary for this?
> I think in this case, atleast I am more concerned with the free directory
> server solutions within Debian (openldap to be specific). Why waste time
> with proprietary crap that can't even be developed to work on more than
> one linux distribution?
Because that's part of being "business-friendly".
>From a business standpoint, it doesnt matter that it's "open", it has
to work better/more easily. The various netscape server progs fit that
description in some areas.
In some ways, redhat is the "enemy" of debian. If a bunch of very popular
business software runs only on redhat, not on debian, then redhat effectly
becomes "linux" for that group of users.
It's the microsoft effect. OS Vendor lock-in through crucial apps.
We ARE against that sort of thing, right? :-)