Wednesday Nov 05, 2008

Sun Party at Gartner IAM Orlando 2008

While attending Gartner IAM 2008 in Orlando, don't miss The Sun Microsystems Identity Party at the Gaylord Hotel's Emerald Bay Presidential Suite Monday night. Spend time with your friends from Sun Microsystems while enjoying drinks, great food and killer music. Stop by our booth for more details on the presidential suite room number and the "secret code" to get in.

Tuesday Sep 30, 2008

Sun Launches OpenSSO Enterprise 8 in SecondLife

I'm proud to say that we announced OpenSSO Enterprise 8 today in SecondLife. We had a total of 120 participants (80 streaming and 40 in Sun's virtual auditorium). This is a game changing release for Sun and its customers and includes innovative new capabilities such as the Fedlet, Multi-Protocol Federation Hub and our WS-Trust Security Token Service. Check out a replay of the SecondLife Launch to get a sense of all the cool new features and capabilities. You'll also get to see the IdentiCat dance, dance, dance!

Thursday Sep 25, 2008

Sun OpenSSO Enterprise Product Manager Position

We're growing the Sun OpenSSO Enterpise Product Management team (formerly Sun Access Manager). If you are interested in doing inbound and outbound marketing for OpenSSO, like to think out-of-the-box and love evangelizing great products then please apply to the link below or send me your resume.


Wednesday Sep 24, 2008

Have You Seen The IdentiCat?

The identicat is on the lamb and has gone "Patrick Swayze" on us. The SecondLife 5-0 are looking for him, but he is nowhere to be found. Apparently he has been promoting Open Source activities while bboying around Sun island. It's not illegal to talk about open source or bboy by themselves, but combined they are banned.

Rumor has it that the IdentiCat plans to hold an illegal meeting on 9/30 at 8AM PT on OpenSSO Enterprise, a highly controversial offering that has scared many traditional software vendors for it's free-wheeling nature. OpenSSO has been the darling of the people and has been viewed as an identity "Robin Hood" for the masses. It is unknown whether or not the IdentiCat will show up, but local citizens have been circulating an online registration form to get people to attend the showdown!

SecondLife 5-0 are expected to be out in force!

Friday Sep 05, 2008

Meet Mr. Winky The IdentiCat Live!

SL Enquirer, Palo Alto, California
Friday, September 5, 2008

Several weeks ago two men claimed to have discovered the existence of an IdentiCat in the woods of Sun Island in Second Life. The two men, Daniel Raskin and Jamie Nelson, promised physical evidence of the creature. According to Pat Patterson, head of a group called Searching for IdentiCat and a former farmer and haberdasher from England, "the video is proof that the IdentiCat lives! If you don't believe us then join us September 30 in the forests of Sun Island to hear the IdentiCat talk about the magic of OpenSSO Enterprise 8. Register early because we're expecting a very large crowd!"

Below is the first video ever captured of the magical IdentiCat in action . . .

Friday Aug 22, 2008

California men claim they found IdentiCat

SL Enquirer, Palo Alto, California
Friday, August 15, 2008

Whenever someone reports sighting the hairy beast of yore (details always fuzzy) or capturing the hirsute humanoid on film (images always grainy), it scares up a dubious debate of international proportions. Friday was just the latest episode in the IdentiCat show, as unreal as it may be.

Two men who claim to have stumbled across an IdentiCat in the woods of Sun Island in Second Life indignantly stood by their story at a news conference in Palo Alto during which they offered a picture as evidence and acknowledged they wouldn't mind making a few bucks from the "find."

"Everyone who has talked down to us is going to eat their words," predicted Jamie Nelson, Director of Access Management and Federation at Sun Microsystems.

Nelson and Daniel Raskin, a Product Line Manager at Sun, announced the discovery in early August to close friends and co-workers. Although they did not consider themselves devoted IdentiCat trackers before then, they have since started offering weekend search expeditions in Sun Island for L$499. The specimen they took a picture of, the men say, was one of several Cat-like creatures they spotted cavorting in the woods. IdentiCats, thought to be fokelore until today, are famous for their innovative thoughts on identity management and gifted abilities of identity prescience.

As they faced a skeptical audience of several hundred journalists and IdentiCat fans that included one curiosity seeker in a Chewbacca suit, Nelson and Raskin were joined Friday by Pat Patterson, head of a group called Searching for IdentiCat. Other IdentiCat hunters call Patterson a cheap huckster looking for media attention.

Nelson and Raskin plan to release a video of the IdentiCat in the next few weeks and have announced that they will be hosting a coming out party and presentation by the mysterious IdentiCat in October around access management, federation and secure web services. Stay tuned for more information.


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