I know it sounds harsh but lets investigate the facts.
First lets get out of the way who is complaining. Hi, I am Marco Peereboom and I write open source code for fun. I have been involved in several projects and the google will tell you which ones. I am by no stretch of the imagination a great programmer but I have been around and I have written a couple of things.
Recently I got involved in writing some code that requires secure communications and I figured that there was no better way to get cranking than to use a well known and widely used library. Essentially my problem boils down to this:
1. Write an application that provides CA (Certificate Authority) services.
2. Store all certificates in an LDAP tree.
The debate is not about the merit of this idea but this is where the journey started. It sounded simple enough so off to the web looking for documentation and code snippets, this is obviously going to be a walk in the park since all these problems have been solved before.