Red Hat to Open-Source Netscape Directory
By Mary Jo Foley
May 24, 2005
NEW YORK—Microsoft is hardly the only vendor working to assemble the
technology pieces that could comprise next-generation digital identity
Next week, Red Hat is planning to release into open source the Netscape
Directory technology it acquired in September 2004. That is according
to Joanne Rohde, Red Hat executive vice president, who spoke on a panel
here on open source.
The panel was one of three held Tuesday, and was sponsored jointly by
the Information Technology Association of America and Nasdaq.
Rohde told panel attendees that Red Hat will release the directory
technology on June 1, which just happens to be the day that the Red Hat
Summit 2005 kicks off in New Orleans.
When contacted for additional details, a Red Hat spokeswoman said: "We
cannot confirm the time frame for the release of Directory Server."