[via Jeff Nolan] NewsForge writes that “Mark Taylor [of Sirius IT] believes that OpenLDAP is the catalyst that will finally make open source fully enterprise-ready. And he’s willing to stake his business on it.”
OpenLDAP is the open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, (LDAP), an protocol that programs can use to look up contact information from a server. Taylor asserts that, since businesses are organized around people and resources, OpenLDAP is valuable because it allows open source technology to access those resources and produce useful information.
With OpenLDAP, Taylor believes there will be even closer integration between the different open source projects related to enterprise groupware and utilities. “They will collaborate to ensure the seamless integration between technologies,” Taylor says.