And Now, The OpenSSO Early Access Release

An Early Access release of OpenSSO is now available in the form of OpenSSO Express Build 5.

Participate in this program and help Sun make the first commercial offering of OpenSSO as good as it gets.

If you're not familiar with OpenSSO, here are some selected quotes from Felix Gaehtgens' very nice review of OpenSSO for Kuppinger Cole:

  • The development of OpenSSO is lively, and the product has improved dramatically over the years.
  • The initial teething problems have long been overcome - specifically the limited amount of “committers” ... Nowadays, the OpenSSO project has around 60 committers, 10 of them being external, i.e. non Sun-employees. The community and Sun engineers now have a reputation for being quite responsive in helping community members while in development.
  • This new announcement (of the OpenSSO release model) is a very good step forward for Sun’s customers ... Customers have the best of both worlds – a very innovative product with a large and active engineering base, together with professional support.

Nice stuff. Nice product. Developed by the nicest engineering team I've had the privilege of working downstream from, and I've worked downstream from a lot of engineering teams over the years. And the most responsive - Felix sure got that one right.

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