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Sun to Open Source its Digital Rights Management Technologies
Open Media Commons Initiative to Act as Platform for DRM Standards
Sun will be releasing its entire digital rights management (DRM) technologies, known as "Project DReaM," from its internal Sun Labs program under the OSI-approved Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz made the announcement during the Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen Summit held August 21-28, in Colorado.
Java Teaching Innovations Portal to Share Knowledge
Online Resource for Educators' Technology Programs
The Java Teaching Innovations Portal launched by Sun this week is designed to offer secondary and higher education students and teachers Java technology-based curriculum in order to expand knowledge of the Java programming language. Plans are to have this innovative curriculum be integrated into technology education programs.
Sun and Oracle Announce Database Packs
Offers Oracle Database 10g on Sun Fire x64 Servers
Sun and Oracle have announced Database Packs that offer pre-configured infrastructure solutions to help customers with rapid and successful deployments. These configurations are aimed at providing cost-effective, high performance and enterprise-level reliability at price points for the small- and medium-sized business.
Sun Earns Top Spot in UNIX Server Revenue, Unit Shipments
Gartner Dataquest Reports 2Q05 Worldwide Server Database Findings
According to 2Q05 Worldwide Server Database by Gartner Dataquest, a leading provider of research and analysis about the global information technology industry, Sun leads the UNIX platform server vendor category in revenue and unit shipments worldwide. Sun also reclaimed the number three position for all operating system server revenue.
Sun Grid Cuts Transaction Time From Days to Under an Hour
Planned Demo Center to Offer Customers Opportunity to Test Data
The Sun Grid has proven it can reduce the time required to run complex financial risk simulations from days to less than one hour. These results were reported following a recent trial deployment of financial services software from CDO2 on the Sun Grid Compute Utility.
    Significant Changes Expected in Sun's Partner Program
    New Incentives Anticipated to Revitalize Channel
    Sun is making some significant changes to its channel program by aligning it with the company's new U.S. growth strategies, according to Bill Cate, director of Sun's U.S. iForce Program Office as reported by Karen D. Schwartz with the Channel Insider. Strategies include giving partners incentives to sell, among others.
    3D Animation Process Improves 50% with Sun Systems
    Performance, Pricing Sways Dygra Films to Upgrade to Sun
    The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) has won over Spanish film production company Dygra Films, which has replaced its Intel processor-based platform running Windows with Sun's latest UNIX release. According to Dygra Films, its 3D animation process, including production and procedures, has improved 50 percent.
    Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
    Vol 90 Issue 1, 2 and 3

    Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last three issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

    Free and Open Source S/W
    Build 20 of OpenSolaris Now Available for Download
    Delivery Includes Source for IP and Related Modules
    Build 20 of OpenSolaris is now available for download, including the source for IP and related modules, particularly the IPSec code. First-time downloaders are cautioned to install Solaris Express - Community Release Build 16 or later before installing OpenSolaris. This is recommended whether it is an initial install or an upgrade to Build 16.
    Eight Vendors Pass SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing
    Also Qualified for Liberty Alliance Project's Identity Web Services 1.1

    Eight vendors, among them Sun, have passed the Liberty Alliance Project's Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 interoperability testing. Darryl K. Taft reports in eWeek that the other vendors include the Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Ericsson, Novel Inc., Oracle Corp., Reactivity, Symlabs Inc. and Trustgenix Inc.

    The Open Group Creates Certtification Program for IT Architects
    Both Individuals and Organizations Eligible for Accreditation
    The Open Group, a software vendor consortium, has established a program that assesses the skills of IT architects -- both individuals and organizations -- toward accreditation and vendor-neutral certification. David Rubenstein reports this development for SD Times, where he cites the attributes measured. Sun is a member of The Open Group governing board.
      "Open Source for the Enterprise: Managing Risks, Reaping Rewards"
      A 'How-To' for Venturesome IT Managers, Corporate Administrators
      Authors Dan Woods and Gautam Guliani take the middle road in their book "Open Source for the Enterprise," in that they neither tout open source as the long-sought panacea for IT departments struggling with shrinking budgets nor spread a wet blanket of pessimism over open source as some writers on the subject have felt bound to do.
      Liberty Alliance Project Works on Identity Theft Lexicon
      Defining Terms in the Hope of Creating More Effective Regulation

      Ever since the Liberty Alliance Project established ID-Theft SIG, an identity theft special interest group, in April 2005, it has been at work on a lexicon of terms designed to define exactly what identity theft is and is not, reports China Martens for IDG News Service.

      Open Source Development Labs Seeks to Avoid Patent Infringement
      Patent Commons Project to List Patents Available for Open Source Work

      The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) recently announced the creation of a Patent Commons Project described as a one-stop location for the developer community by OSDL CEO Stuart Cohen. Developers who need to avoid patent infringement in their open source work will find this project a great benefit.

      ATO Configurations for Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliances
      Option to Receive Appliance Fully Rack Mounted, Cabled
      The Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliances now has ATO configurations offering customers the choice of ordering this product fully rack mounted and cabled. The Sun StorEdge 5310 NAS Appliance supports UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows clients, simplifying file sharing among disparate platforms.
      Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Protection Manager 4.1
      Offers Rapid Backup, Recovery Operation for Microsoft Servers

      Taking advantage of the Sun StorEdge 9985 and Sun StorEdge 9990 storage system replication technologies, Sun has developed the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Protection Manager 4.1 that enables "disk-to-disk" based rapid backup and recovery operation for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft NT File System (NTFS).

      New Sun StorEdge L8500 Pass Thru Port Option
      Consolidates Multiple Libraries to Present as One
      Sun has released the Sun StorEdge L8500 Pass Thru Port Mechanism that allows multiple Sun StorEdge L8500 tape libraries to be interconnected and operated as a single library. Consolidating multiple libraries into a solution that presents as one library to a host provides customers with the ability to grow without disruption.
        Sun StorEdge PCI Single Channel Ultra320 Low Profile SCSI HBA
        Provides Data Throughput up to 320 MB/s

        The Sun StorEdge PCI Single Channel Ultra320 Low Profile SCSI host bus adapter (HBA) is designed to provide data throughput up to 320 MB/s with support for one channel. Released in July, this adapter attaches SCSI Sun StorEdge devices to Sun server platforms at a high throughput rate with a low profile SCSI HBA.

        Sun StorEdge 6130 Array, Five-drive Controller Tray Configurations
        Shortens Lead Times and Simplifies Ordering Process
        To shorten lead time and simply the ordering process, Sun has released the Sun StorEdge 6130 array with five-drive depopulated controller tray configurations that offer a single marketing part number per drive type. The following fibre channel drive types available are: 73GB 10,000-rpm, 73GB 15,000-rpm, 146GB 10,000-rpm, 146GB 15,000-rpm and 300GB 10,000-rpm.
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