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Re: Mozilla client library

Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> >Netscape have released their Mozilla client library source. It's streets
> >ahead of the UMich code. Can OpenLDAP absorb this within the terms of the
> >Mozilla Public License?
> The Netscape Directory SDK is available under the Netscape Public License
> not the Mozilla Public License.  This license is similiar to the MPL put
> places additional restrictions upon use and distribution of the materials.
> The SDK is also encumbered by a variety of patents and export restrictions.
> The NPL (and the MPL) are much more restrictive the our license.  These
> issues need to be sorted out.
> Also, as Netscape is actively coordinating development of this software,
> there is no need to duplicate this work.
> With that said, I believe we will be able to leverage this work.  I suspect
> we will provide it as "contrib" software.
> When things firm up on this front, we'll be sure to make an announcement.
> Kurt

I've also been working on a UM derived LDAP V3 server.  I removed the
original ldap and lber and used the Netscape SDK instead.  The changes
needed weren't significant and I've got an V3 client library with
minimal effort on my part.  With the license issues sorted out you would
be a lot further with a V3 implementation - as you say, there is no
point in duplicating effort.