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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject [Documentation] OpenDS has some nice docs
Date Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:36:21 GMT

SUN's OpenDS has lots of nice documents, project plans and a great road 
map but little or no code behind the publicized features.  It looks very 
professionally structured even though the code is not very mature. 
Their marketing is solid.

ApacheDS may be better designed, more mature, and may much more 
functionality/features but it is not represented nor documented properly.

We should look into having a similar rich set of docs along with an 
aggressive road map or matrix.  Notice they do not say what they 
currently support, they just say they will support some things in the 
future.  I think we have an obligation to disclose both.

This is not a competition but I recently heard (from a reliable source) 
that SUN management behind OpenDS is openly telling people at 
conferences that they are going to surpass ApacheDS very soon.  And 
according to this source, they state one of their clear advantages is 
the fact that they have better organization, and more importantly better 
documentation and an incredible road map.

I think we can learn from their professional approach to documentation.


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