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Marina Sum

Marina Sum, having been a writer for Sun since 1989 and a staff writer for Sun Developer Network for several years, blogs mostly on Sun-sponsored open-source projects.


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A Primer on OpenDS

Posted by marinasum on April 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM PDT

Interested in what the OpenDS Project is about? Be sure to read the recent interview on DZone with Ludo Poitou, senior staff engineer at Sun and OpenDS community manager.

Power Features of OpenSolaris OS

Posted by marinasum on April 15, 2009 at 5:25 AM PDT

To learn the advanced features of the OpenSolaris OS, such as the ZFS file system, virtualization, and DTrace, turn to a presentation by Sun's Nick Solter and Dave Miner at CommunityOne East in NYC in March.

Third OpenSSO Community Day: San Francisco, Sunday, May 31

Posted by marinasum on April 12, 2009 at 11:14 PM PDT

OpenSSO community manager and Sun principal engineer Pat Patterson has just announced the third OpenSSO Community Day. It'll be held on Sunday, May 31 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, between 1:00-7:00 p.m. in an unconference format. Attendance is free.

Boot Environments in the OpenSolaris OS: Versatility Exemplified

Posted by marinasum on April 11, 2009 at 3:42 PM PDT

A March article on Sun Developer Network, Managing Boot Environments With OpenSolaris Package Manager, tells you how to manipulate BEs in the OpenSolaris OS. That is, efficiently and safely install, update, or delete software.

How to Make GlassFish Web Space Server Work With OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on April 5, 2009 at 5:13 PM PDT

You can integrate GlassFish Web Space Server, Sun's portal platform, with OpenSSO, a Sun-sponsored open-source project that delivers security for Web applications, single sign-on (SSO), federation, and identity services.

White Paper on Sun's Approach to Identity Management

Posted by marinasum on April 3, 2009 at 10:13 PM PDT

Sun has a practical approach for identity management, as described in a recent white paper (in PDF) on, Keeping It Simple: A Pragmatic Approach to Identity Management. The paper first defines the importance of identity in Web applications and summarizes the subsequent chapters.

A Look at the Increasing Popularity of Open-Source Software

Posted by marinasum on March 31, 2009 at 2:21 AM PDT

A recent article in The Guardian presents an informative analysis of how the recession is affecting adoption of open-source software.

A Visual Display of OpenDS Code Commits

Posted by marinasum on March 28, 2009 at 6:36 PM PDT

See a short video, called CodeSwarm, of the history of code commits for the OpenDS project, courtesy of community manager and architect Ludo Poitou.

Engineer Openings at OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on March 25, 2009 at 4:19 PM PDT

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.

OpenDS News Tidbits

Posted by marinasum on March 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM PDT

OpenDS community manager Ludo Poitou spotlighted several illuminating news items in his recent posting on an OpenDS tab sweep.