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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: [OT] [Fwd: article - Sun & MS directory services]
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2004 13:08:30 GMT

On Oct 19, 2004, at 5:58 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:

> Interesting news regarding SUN and MS collaboration on the LDAP front.  
>  And does anyone know why SUN is calling the legacy iPlanet code the  
> 'Java Enterprise LDAP Server' now.  There isn't a lick of Java in that  
> code I thought.

About a year ago (?), Sun did a rebranding of stuff, and part of that  
was the creation of the "Sun JAva Enterprise System", which included  
non-Java things like LDAP.  It was a big move on their part, as they  
broke the marketing agreements surrounding Java in that no vendor could  
use "Java" as the lead term in a product name, to prevent confusion in  
the marketplace between things that were part of the language and  
ecosystem, and products.


> Alex
> From: Enrique Rodriguez <>
> Date: October 18, 2004 8:59:30 PM PDT
> To: Alex Karasulu <>
> Subject: article - Sun & MS directory services
> "McNealy confirmed that the companies are focusing on linking their  
> respective directory servers, Microsoft's Active Directory and Sun's  
> Java Enterprise LDAP Directory, to provide single sign-on capabilities  
> for companies using both servers. "It is one of many projects, but  
> it's probably the earliest to bear fruit. I think they are going to  
> put me and Steve on stage for (an announcement) sometime after the new  
> year," he said."
> URL might wrap:
> 2100-1012_3-5416161.html?
> -enrique
Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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