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Re: free/non-free ladp servers comparizon

Michael Ströder wrote:
> Ron Chmara wrote:
> > Well, after much digging, I found the tuning info I used (between 3
> > websites, scrounging through mailing lists, etc.) , but I'd have to
> > agree that it's not exactly comparable in documentation and tuning
> > to oh, iPlanet DS,
> And it's not comparable in prize. You get what you pay for.

Or *more*, as the case may be. "Open Source" doesn't have to
mean "crappy documentation and support". Some projects have great
tools, UI's, configuration, others rely on command lines and mailing
list archives, because they havn't built up the contributor base
to that point. I'm spoiled, I guess.

> > with happy pointy-clicky configuration,
> > full manuals in an easy place online, etc. It still has that old
> > open-source mindset of "You vill manually configure, und you vill
> > enjoy it!". Maybe this will help inspire better documentation,
> > setup instructions
> <angry>
> You misunderstood Open Source completely!

Nope. I work on documentation for the PHP project. It's pretty active,
with online manuals in 7 languages, all sorts of web sites and tools,
and more than a few books. I spend a few hours every day sifting
through the thousands of contributed pieces to build out the manuals
themselves, which recently hit the 1200 pp mark.

It's a big project, with a few hundred contributors, which helps.

> If you feel that there's a strong need for a easy-configuration tool
> and better documentation you should
> 1. jump on in and contribute or

I just contributed some settings and text for the default config file
which would have *fixed* this horrible benchmark problem. I also added
a suggestion to make the documentation a bit more prominent. Since
I've worked with heavy duty open-source documentation, I know what's
possible. OpenLDAP is not exactly pushing the limits of quality open
source docs at this point.

> 2. if you can't do it yourself you can fund people which are capable
> doing so. Either directly or by paying them for consulting services.
> </angry>

Look, I just "got here". It'll be a while before I understand the roots
of the project enough to start CVS work. Regardless, I'm pulling it down
to look through right now, and I'll look into the required toolkit.


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