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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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eWeek on MySQL Database

Posted by marinasum on March 23, 2009 at 9:52 AM PDT

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.

OpenSSO Community Day in NYC Recapped

Posted by marinasum on March 20, 2009 at 2:39 PM PDT

The first OpenSSO Community Day was held in New York City on Tuesday, March 17.

The .NET Fedlet From OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on March 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM PDT

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.

Sun's Simon Phipps on Open Source in Brazil and South Africa

Posted by marinasum on March 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM PDT

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.

Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Ships

Posted by marinasum on March 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM PDT

Early in March, Sun released Sun Identity Manager 8.1 for download.

Insights on the Solaris OS Versus Linux

Posted by marinasum on March 11, 2009 at 11:48 AM PDT

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.

Sun Role Manager 4.1 Ships

Posted by marinasum on March 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM PDT

Formerly Vaau's RBACx, Sun Role Manager recently shipped its 4.1 release.

OpenSSO Roadmap at a Glance

Posted by marinasum on March 6, 2009 at 10:52 AM PST

See a posting on The Aquarium by Sun principal engineer Pat Patterson on a new schedule of OpenSSO.

A ZDNet Interview With Sun Open-Source Officer Simon Phipps

Posted by marinasum on March 3, 2009 at 9:42 AM PST

ZDNet Australia recently published a Q&A with Sun Open-Source Officer Simon Phipps, in which he commented on the following topics:

  • Sun's acquisition of MySQL and its fit in the company's new structure
  • The growth of

Sang Shin's Passion for Java Technology

Posted by marinasum on February 27, 2009 at 5:13 PM PST

Sun Java evangelist Sang Shin's Passion for Java Technology site is well worth visiting time and again. There, you'll find many free online courses on Java programming, presentation slides, and tutorials.