Friday, September 07, 2007

Open Source Provisioning - VELO!

Earlier this week, Jim Yang and the open-source IdM folks at Safehaus released Velo, an open source provisioning solution. These are the same guys who developed Penrose, an open source virtual directory product.
So as for all those asking for an open source solution in the provisioning space, here it is! And unlike other projects that make claims but nowhere to download and play, Velo is readily downloadable at sourceforge.
Very very cool beans.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

On Garter's Provisioning Report, Notes and Inquiries

Gartner's User Provisioning report came out a few weeks back. I had a few questions/thoughts about it.

The first is the notable addition of Novell and Courion to the leaders quadrant. Courion's addition is especially interesting, as its now the only boutique in the leaders' quadrant, which says alot about their product and market presence. The fact that they could play with the big boys is notable, and I've seen alot of clients asking more about their products lately.

The second point is more of a question. When speaking of Sun, they that Sun "...also has a strategic commitment to open source, with open-source versions of its user-provisioning software...". Is that true? I haven't heard of it. I did blog previously about openptk, but as I mentioned - that's not an open source version of Sun's provisioning application, but rather a toolkit. So what's the deal? Am I missing something or did the folks at Gartner goof?