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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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OpenDS 1.2.0 Ships

Posted by marinasum on February 7, 2009 at 7:59 PM PST

On February 6, OpenDS, Sun's open-source directory-server project written in the Java language, reached a significant milestone with its 1.2.0 release.

Installing JavaFX on the OpenSolaris OS

Posted by marinasum on February 6, 2009 at 8:45 AM PST

Thanks to Sun technology evangelist Brian Leonard, we now know how to install JavaFX on the OpenSolaris OS: Just follow his five-step procedure, complete with screen shots. Looks simple and intuitive to me.

Useful OpenDS Tips

Posted by marinasum on February 3, 2009 at 2:08 PM PST

Ludo Poitou, OpenDS community lead and a Sun directory architect, has posted numerous tips for OpenDS, Sun's open-source, LDAP directory-server project.

eWeek Article Says OpenSolaris 2008.11 Competes With Linux

Posted by marinasum on January 31, 2009 at 10:55 AM PST

eWeek just published an illuminating two-part series, Sun Enhancements to OpenSolaris Take Aim at Linux.

March 17 is OpenSSO Community Day in New York City

Posted by marinasum on January 29, 2009 at 8:12 AM PST

Organized by Sun identity architect Pat Patterson, OpenSSO Community Day will take place in New York City on Tuesday, March 17, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Goodbye For a While

Posted by marinasum on January 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM PST

As of last Thursday, January 22, I stopped working for Sun because of a reduction in force. The past 20+ years of my technical writing career there were indescribably rewarding and fulfilling and I have my collaborators, editors, and numerous other colleagues to thank.

Sun OpenSSO Enterprise Honored by

Posted by marinasum on January 20, 2009 at 9:26 AM PST

Congratulations to Sun OpenSSO Enterprise, which has been named Security Product of the Year 2009 (see bottom of page) by

Learn About the Virtual Federation Capability in OpenSSO

Posted by marinasum on January 19, 2009 at 3:21 PM PST

Late last week, Sun Developer Network published Enabling Virtual Federation With OpenSSO, Part 1: Introduction, the first segment of a two-part series on identity-federating applications.

PC Magazine: The Best Free Software of 2009

Posted by marinasum on January 15, 2009 at 3:34 PM PST

PC Magazine just posted its 173 choices of The Best Free Software of 2009.

Four Excellent Resources on OpenSolaris 2008.11

Posted by marinasum on January 13, 2009 at 3:31 PM PST

OpenSolaris 2008.11, the latest release of Sun's open-source operating system, is well worth a look.