RHDS will not, however, be available on Solaris on Intel. "This would not help our business plan," said Padir. "RHDS is meant for large enterprises," explained Ferris. "Its first market will be current Netscape Directory users and Suns customers."Also at the Red Hat Summit, two enterprises share Linux success stories. Click here to read more. "Novell provides solutions for a broad range of identity and access management challenges including password management, user provisioning, single sign-on and audit. It will be years before Red Hats technology equals the functionality Novell offers today," said Rod Anderson, a Novell spokesman. There had also been rumors that Red Hat will be open-sourcing a Fedora version of the Netscape Certification Server and its commercial equivalent, but the company did not officially make these announcements. In an interview with eWEEK.com, however, Padir said that Red Hat will be releasing both products this summer. "We didnt announce it because while were on a fast track to do so, we still need to finish up our work with the Department of Defense, which had been the Netscape versions largest customer." As for the keynote itself, Szulik ended it by leading a local choir, the Joyful Choir of New Orleans, in a song with the lines "Ive been lonely, Ive been cheated, Ive been misunderstand," "Theres been a chance since you came along," and "Im free, are you free today?" The crowd roared its approval. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
While no one mentioned Novell Inc.s eDirectory as a target, Novell did take note of Red Hats new efforts in directories and dismissed them.