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From David Boreham <>
Subject Re: Client library
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2005 01:36:42 GMT

>JNDI came out I THINK for J2SE 1.2.2 (lighting up my own pipe ;-)),
>which came out in late 1999 I believe?  Webservices was the latest buz
I suspect that JNDI, or whatever it was called back then existed way 
before 1999
(I say that because I exited the LDAP business in late 1999 and I remember
a long running saga about whether Netscape and Sun could agree on a 
single LDAP
Java API going on for a _very_ long time before that). Netscape began 
their Java SDK in 1997 with the aquisition of the Kwan brothers' company 
That aquisition brought a number of people with LDAP Java experience 
into the team.
Amusingly, the press release for that event is still on the Netscape web 
site :

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