It's just one of those days - the bloggable thoughts are coming thick and fast...
For some time now, Sun has been unusual in providing the entire stack of hardware and software, from the metal right on up to the product on which I work, Sun Java System Access Manager:
|Web SSO||Sun Java System Access Manager|
|Web Container||Sun Java System Application Server|
Well, now there is an open analogue to every one of those layers:
|Computing Platform||Java (now open sourced!)|
Open all the way up the stack - now that is cool!