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Sun + Joyent + Facebook · <i>[This is one of four pieces of Sun news from last week; I actually got to make the announcements at OSCON but was too busy to blog].</i> The <a href='http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-07/sunflash.20080723.2.xml'>news</a> is that we’re partnering with Joyent to offer <a href='http://joyent.com/developers/facebook/'>one year’s free hosting for Facebook apps</a>. I don’t really understand the Facebook-app ecosystem, but anything that reduces the barrier to entry has to be good, right?
 
Sun Web Server Open-Sourced · <i>[This is one of four pieces of Sun news from last week; I actually got to make the announcements at OSCON but was too busy to blog].</i> We’re open-sourcing Sun’s own Web server (formally the “Sun Java System Web Server”), using (and here’s a surprise) the BSD license; I don’t know if we’ve gone BSD before ...
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OpenSSO and Enterprisey Open Source · <i>[This is one of four pieces of Sun news from last week; I actually got to make the announcements at OSCON but was too busy to blog].</i> A couple of years ago, Sun’s software group launched the <a href='http://www.opensso.org'>OpenSSO</a> project, the open-source version of our big comprehensive suite of identity-management tools. Now, that project is a supported Sun product: <a href='http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-07/sunflash.20080723.1.xml'>OpenSSO Express</a>. I don’t understand the software deeply enough to say anything authoritative about it, but the pricing-and-support model is interesting ...
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Sun Web Stack · <i>[This is one of four pieces of Sun news from last week; I actually got to make the announcements at OSCON but was too busy to blog].</i> The <a href='http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/amp/'>Sun Web Stack</a>, shipping later this year, is an agglomeration of Web stuff (“Formerly known as CoolStack, also known as LAMP/SAMP”), and a fully-supported Sun product on both Solaris <em>and GNU/Linux</em>. Read on for details and discussion; this raises some interesting issues ...
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