Via the Connexitor Blog I found a rant on the complexity of OpenLDAP. In this context, a mail to the ldap (at) mailing list I saw this morning fits like a glove:

From: Xxxxxxx Yyyyyyyyyy <>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 08:57:54 -0800 (PST)
To: ldap (at)
Cc: freebsd-ports (at)
Subject: [ldap] I Will PAY Someone To Install OpenLDAP

I've had it. I've wasted too much time on this. I will pay someone to install
openldap with the env and options I want on FreeBSD 6.1. Please contact me
outside of the discussion list.

I’ve commented on the quality of documentation of Open Source in general and of OpenLDAP in particular before. It is a great shame, that such an incredibly good piece of software can have its reputation torn up so quickly due to “packaging” and “cosmetic” issues.