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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 Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 19, 2011 @12:02PM (#35253920)

    So he hasn't heard of Red Hat then?

  • by ToasterMonkey (467067) on Saturday February 19, 2011 @12:24PM (#35254044) Homepage

    Oracle trashed a lot of former Sun technologies â" not the least of which is Sun's open source identity platform which included OpenSSO and OpenDS.

    Uh.. I don't get it. Oracle still sells these, the DS anyway, maybe Sun's SSO was tossed, but Oracle had their own identity platform too. It's surprising enough that Sun's DS is still available and prominently listed.
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/id-mgmt/overview/index-085178.html?ssSourceSiteId=ocomen [oracle.com]

    And, the corresponding open source projects are still here http://www.opends.org/ [opends.org] and here http://java.net/projects/opensso [java.net]

    Is this a silly way to say Oracle is not commercializing Sun's open source versions of the projects Oracle _owns_ and is selling? Isn't that kind of good for open source? I would think more distance between Oracle and OpenDS/OpenSSO would be a GOOD thing for the health of the open source projects?

    Oh.. this is a slashvertisement, shit, and I fell for it.

  • by David Gerard (12369) <slashdotNO@SPAMdavidgerard.co.uk> on Saturday February 19, 2011 @02:19PM (#35254616) Homepage

    +1

    Oracle haven't a goddamn clue what to do with the business they bought.

    I have nine years' Solaris on my resume. I advised my boss and boss's boss to move us from Solaris to Linux as soon as Oracle bought them. Even paying Red Hat, at least they'll do more with our money than snort it on Larry Ellison's yacht. Even running the Oracle database, we'll run it on Linux. Solaris has no future, only a slowly dwindling present.

    Your SPARC hardware is now decorative relics. Well, it was already. But Solaris on Dell runs fantastically well ... until Oracle started charging £300 for the privilege of doing so for a year. HAVE YOU HEARD OF LINUX? I HEAR IT'S QUITE A POPULAR x86 UNIX-LIKE.

    They can't even patent-troll the sort of victim who'll roll over. No, they had to start on Google. Good Lord.

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