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Oracle's Open Source Identity Reborn At ForgeRock 76

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-break-this-one dept.
darthcamaro writes "Oracle trashed a lot of former Sun technologies — not the least of which is Sun's open source identity platform which included OpenSSO and OpenDS. Now open source startup ForgeRock has taken those castoffs and created a business that has been running successfully for year. 'My personal goal here is to prove that you can have an open source business that is profitable,' said Simon Phipps, former chief open source officer at Sun and now chief strategy officer at ForgeRock. 'Having principles and having profit are not mutually exclusive.'"
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Oracle's Open Source Identity Reborn At ForgeRock

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  • by MaggieL (10193) on Saturday February 19, 2011 @12:10PM (#35253952)

    http://openwonderland.org/ [openwonderland.org] is about to celebrate their first post-fork anniversary

  • by Clayton.Donley (1999738) on Saturday February 19, 2011 @02:11PM (#35254580)

    As the Oracle director responsible for all of Oracle's directory services technology (including OpenDS) and a long-time open source proponent (Google my name), I'd like to take particular issue with this article's assertions related to OpenDS.

    Oracle has absolutely not "trashed" OpenDS technology. There have been significant commits to the open source repository since the acquisition. While we don't sell "express" builds, we are absolutely committed to commercializing much of this technology in other forms along-side Oracle's directory virtualization, synchronization, and management technologies.

    The fact of the matter is that the bulk of the commits to this code base have been and continue to be made by people that remain employed by Oracle. Copying a source repository and doing a bulk rename (i.e. forking the code) is hardly something to celebrate. I am certainly disappointed at the level of FUD being directed at the OpenDS project and the engineers that continue to work so hard to take it to the next level.

    Clayton Donley, Sr. Director, Development
    Oracle Identity Management

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