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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Rebuilding Apache
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:28:43 GMT
Alex Karasulu a écrit :

> Thanks for doing so.  Sounds like CA is working on a VD solution based on
> ApacheDS much like Identyx (w/ Penrose) is working on one.  Would be 
> good to
> at least have some testimonials from both camps.  There's a lot of 
> products
> out there that use ApacheDS in one way or another.  It would be nice 
> if more
> of them revealed that.

I couldn't have say it better ! We don't only appreciate contributions, 
but also testimony and real life users. The more you use Apache 
products, the more we can improve it by fixing bugs, improving 
documentation, and spreading info about the server itself. Knowing that 
CA is using ADS as a backend for one of its product is really a valuable 
contribution, if we can share this information on our web site : this is 
exactly the target Apache is targeting.

Now, you are aware that it can't be a one way trip : if we are not 
enough working on the server, then the server will stale, so the 
products built on top of it !

There is a balance to find, and regarding VD, I clearly understand that 
there is a competing situation which forbid you to share all the work 
you are currently doing for CA. This is just fair :) After all, they pay 
you a salary, something Apache can't do !

Thanks for these informations, Norval.


> Alex
> On 3/15/07, Norval Hope <> wrote:
>> I'm happy to assist as like AD and really appreciate having been able to
>> use it as a base in my day job. However, the degree to which I can
>> contribute is limitted by some factors:
>>   1. I'm flat out busy at the moment on the releases of my day job 
>> project
>>   2. My employer (CA) is very sensitive about the IP of our current
>> solution built on top of AD, and to avoid conflict of interest 
>> they've said
>> they don't mind me sharing broad-brush insights and findings but want 
>> me to
>> tread very carefully when it comes to coding and detailed design, 
>> especially
>> in areas outside of enhancing the AD core framework itself to make it 
>> more
>> VD friendly.
>> Hence I may be of some use as a "domain consultant" (for whatever my
>> personal experience is worth) but less so as a major VD developer as 
>> such.
>> Just thought I should put my cards on the table and make the situation
>> clear.
>> Cheers,
>> Norval

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