Posted by marinasum
on July 24, 2008 at 11:16 AM PDT
The model translates to peace of mind for developers who'd like to take advantage of the latest features before commercial releases.
In a previous posting , I highlighted Sun Access Manager 8, the upcoming merged product of Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federated Manager. The new product will enjoy commercial support and indemnification from Sun. In a recent interview with me, Sun senior product manager Nick Wooler talks about the background, the support model, and the benefits.
In particular, note the three types of builds and the support from Sun for both the stable builds and commercial builds. That means development with the latest features can start early on with assurance of support. Talk about win-wins! For more details, see the official announcement .