Friday, November 09, 2007
Links for 2007-11-09
We all know someone who’s intelligent, but who occasionally defends obviously bad ideas. Why does this happen?
It is intriguing when you analyze the demographics of attendees of IT conferences as interesting patterns emerge.
Mike Neuenschwander of Burton Group comments on a variety of federation products and classifies them but never talks about whether any of them are needed. Today, you can build a federation with software you already have by leveraging Active Directory Federation Services, the built-in SAML support for JBoss and BEA Weblogic Server and so on. The issue is more about whether you have the need to bridge protocols. Maybe the Burton Group guys could collaborate with their APS team and talk about leveraging federation approaches using existing software?
This conference will be following the trend of other conferences by setting registration fees to $0 in order to encourage attendance by enterprise customers. This is a smart move and good for software vendors that exhibit.
The ransom model to funding commercial open source will be intriguing to industry analysts such as James Governor and Alex Fletcher. I look forward to reading their take.
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