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01 Jan 2003

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Novell understands the value of supporting open source projects and standards. As a result, Novell either supports or provides source code in the following areas:

  • Apache for NetWare

  • LDAP Libraries for C

  • LDAP Libraries for Java

  • MySQL for NetWare

  • Perl 5 for NetWare

  • PHP for NetWare

  • PostgreSQL for NetWare

  • Tomcat for NetWare

Let's look at each of these items in more detail.

Apache for NetWare

The Apache HTTP Server project provides an open source HTTP server for various modern desktops and server operating systems, such as UNIX and Windows NT. It provides a secure, efficient, and extensible server and provides HTTP services that are in synch with the current HTTP standards.

LDAP Libraries for C

This project facilitates the C development of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) as a robust directory access protocol for all directories and, specifically, for Novell eDirectory. These libraries include:

  • LDAP Libraries for C - AIX

  • LDAP Libraries for C - Linux

  • LDAP Libraries for C - NetWare and Windows

  • LDAP Libraries for C - Solaris

LDAP Libraries for Java

This project facilitates the Java development of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) as a robust directory access protocol for all directories and, specifically, for Novell eDirectory. Included are:

  • LDAP Classes for Java - NetWare and Windows

  • LDAP Classes for Java - UNIX and Linux

MySQL for NetWare

MySQL is the world's most popular Open Source Database and is designed for speed, power, and precision in mission-critical, heavy-load use.

Perl 5 for NetWare

Perl is a high-level programming language with an eclectic heritage written by Larry Wall and a cast of thousands. It derives from the ubiquitous C programming language and to a lesser extent from sed, awk, the Unix shell, and at least a dozen other tools and languages. Perl's process, file, and text manipulation facilities make it particularly well-suited for tasks involving quick prototyping, system utilities, software tools, system management tasks, database access, graphical programming, networking, and World Wide Web programming.

PHP for NetWare

PHP is a cross-platform, HTML-embedded, server-side Web scripting language that is used to create dynamic Web pages. It is also easy to use and to maintain. PHP is typically used with the Apache Web server and provides many extensions, including connectivity to databases such as MySQL and support for XML, LDAP, and UCS.

PostgreSQL for NetWare

PostgreSQL is a sophisticated Object-Relational DBMS, supporting almost all SQL constructs, including subselects, transactions, and user-defined types and functions. It is the most advanced open-source database available anywhere.

Tomcat for NetWare

Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official reference implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed by Sun under the Java Community Process.

For more information about any of these open-source initiatives, see

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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