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Blog Archive for marinasum during March 2009

A recent article in The Guardian presents an informative analysis of how the recession is affecting adoption of open-source software. Bottom line: The cost factor matters, but of course, and more companies are experimenting with the adoption of open-source software as a cost-saving alternative. Tough choices abound. However, continuing improving open-source software, such as Sun-sponsored...
See a short video, called CodeSwarm, of the history of code commits for the OpenDS project, courtesy of community manager and architect Ludo Poitou. What an impressive picture! In a blink, Sun-sponsored free and open-source OpenDS, which delivers a next-generation directory service that complies with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Directory Service Markup Language (DSML)...
Sun principal engineer and OpenSSO community manager Pat Patterson just spotlighted four openings in the OpenSSO team. They are for an entry-level engineer, a senior quality engineer, an information architect, and a Java UI developer. The details are all in Pat's blog. If you apply, remember to mention Pat as the referrer for the lunch that he promised in case he wins a referral bonus. Smile....
OpenDS community manager Ludo Poitou spotlighted several illuminating news items in his recent posting on an OpenDS tab sweep. The top bullet reports Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's observation that OpenDS is one of the Sun open-source projects that's "contributing to Sun's fastest growing business," which is software. Congratulations. The other items are— A guide on how to configure OpenDS...
A February 2009 eWeek article, Sun Microsystems Discusses Changes Afoot for MySQL Database, talks about the current status and future plans for the open-source database Sun acquired about a year ago. A recent reorganization has combined the software infrastructure group with the database group at Sun under VP Karen Tegan Padir, who says the new structure aims at delivering "open platforms for...
The first OpenSSO Community Day was held in New York City on Tuesday, March 17. A resounding success from all counts! Take a look at the related material: Presentation slides, including the project's roadmap and other interesting topics Attendee list and comments (many kudos!) OpenSSO community manager Pat Patterson's posting, which contains a reminder for the attendees to complete the Meetup...
See a recent posting by OpenSSO engineer Giuseppe Gennaro on the .NET Fedlet, which enables federation among .NET applications through Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0. The posting refers to a prototype created by Sun identity architect Rajeev Angal and contains steps for trying things out. Also see Sun senior product line manager Daniel Raskin's posting on this subject: "The Fedlet...
Yesterday, in a short video interview, Open-Source Technology in Emerging Markets, on The Wall Street Journal, Simon Phipps, Sun's chief open source officer, starts by defining open-source technology and describing its benefits. He then explains why Brazil and South Africa have been assuming a leadership role in open-source technology in government, education, and other areas, mainly for cost-...
Early in March, Sun released Sun Identity Manager 8.1 for download. A prominent new capability is an open-source framework and toolkit for creating Identity Connectors along with eight connector bundles.For details, see the following: Sun Identity Manager site Sun Identity Manager 8.1 documentation Identity Connectors blog Sun Identity Manager was recently awarded a five-star overall rating...
LinuxWorld's recent interview with Sun VP Jim McHugh is full of enlightening observations on the Solaris OS, which is now open source as the OpenSolaris Project. You'll read about the advantages of Solaris over other platforms, the number of Solaris shipments in the last five years, the latest status of the OpenSolaris Project, the future versions of Solaris and OpenSolaris, and other...