Likewise Open-Sources Active Directory Authentication for Linux
Like it or lump it, Microsoft's Active Directory is a very popular network directory, and thus, management system. It's been possible to use AD for Linux, but it was never easy. Now, Likewise Software, formerly Centeris, a leader in mixing and matching Windows and Linux network solutions, has announced the first open-source version of release of version 4.0 of its cross-platform authentication software: Likewise Open. This is an open-source community project that enables core AD authentication for Linux. Likewise Open's source code is available today under the GPLv3. With this code, experienced Linux users and Linux vendors can integrate open-sourced AD Linux authentication into their distributions. The company has already packaged versions of Likewise Open for openSUSE 10.3, Fedora 8, and Ubuntu 7.10.
Read the full Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols article at eWeek.com.