I had dinner recently with
and Simon Phipps. They're two of the folks behind a new
company: ForgeRock. They're another great little company
spinning out of the rubble that Oracle created out of Sun. They do service, support and development
on what used to be called OpenSSO (among other things).
While Sun had open-sourced the code, Oracle still owns the name,
so the ForgeRock folks picked a new name: OpenAM (Open Access Manager).
OpenSSO is another case where Oracle EOL-d the superior product and then
sent salesdroids to OpenSSO customers with term sheets that were truly
frightening. They did a great job of creating a business for ForgeRock.
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