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Re: OpenLDAP 2.5 plans and community engagement

On 7/24/19, Ondřej Kuzník <ondra@mistotebe.net> wrote:
> [ ... ]
> We would love to welcome more people to participate in the project and make it
> more active and resilient. People of various skills and experience can make a
> difference, I am personally happy to assist anyone who wants to contribute with
> getting up to speed and start helping out, and for sure I'm not the only one.
> Also OpenLDAP is about more than just C programming and I'll try to outline the
> main areas where we want to focus our work in the short term here:
I'm a long-time user, but have never really got myself involved at the
source level, although I have ported the client tools to Plan 9, way
back in 2.3 times(I checked 2.3.38 - I still use them "to keep me

I'll be happy to help, although OpenLDAP, like just about anything
that is not seriously mainstream that I've done is really just a

I've also been a very early adopter of Go, which is now my developing
language of choice. That does define my philosophy (Plan 9, Go -
should be quite revealing, NetBSD is my Posix preference, by far) and
I am not at all ashamed of my "periphery" preferences.

I have only a very few valuable resources I can contribute, but a long
history of not quite taking anything for granted.

My efforts keeping Graphviz running under Plan 9 were defeated by the
adoption of a practically incompatible configuration and installation
system and it also blocked efforts on my part to port the client tools
from OpenLDAP 2.4: I just felt I was not up to the task.

That's my CV in a few sentences. If you can find a role for me to play
towards 2.5, I'll help. The price is dealing with scratchy personality
and some very fixed ideas that have taken root in my head.

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