OpenDj Fossa2011

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OpenDj Fossa2011

  1. 1. OpenDJ, Life after Sun-set Ludovic Poitou OpenDJ Community Manager (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  2. 2. - ForgeRock France, Grenoble - Community Manager, OpenDJ - Previously, Architect @ Sun Microsystems (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11
  3. 3. The Typical Mythical OpenSource Project (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjay/112404324/lightbox/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjay/112404324/lightbox/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjay/112404324/lightbox/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjay/112404324/lightbox/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjay/112404324/lightbox/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjay/112404324/lightbox/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  10. 10. (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  11. 11. - To renew the Sun Directory Server product line (Enterprise LDAP Directory services). - As Open Source - In Java to simplify the product and increase performances (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11
  12. 12. - 20 Developers - 10 Quality Engineers - 3 Technical Writers http://www.flickr.com/photos/travel_aficionado/4063236533/in/photostream/ - 1 Community Manager / Evangelist - Localized in 6 different languages (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11
  13. 13. OpenDS Community - External Contributions in 4 years : 3. (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  14. 14. Then the Sun set! http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigwalkowicz/4991429591/Thursday, October 27, 11
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/3501962184/ (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  16. 16. - 100% Open Source - CDDL 1.0 - for Code and Tests - Documentation in Creative Commons - No Copyright assignment (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11
  17. 17. - Global Software Vendor - 100% pure Open Source company - Specialized in “Identity Management” middleware - OpenAN - OpenDJ - OpenIDM (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11
  18. 18. The Community http://www.flickr.com/photos/squeaks2569/4185014547/in/set-72157622077561399/ - 4 Developers, including tests and docs - User base slowly switching over - “Supporters” are increasing - Already 5 major external contributions, with less than 1 year of existence (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11
  19. 19. Challenges - Rebuilding the “Brand” awareness - Growing the developers’ community - Rewriting the whole documentation - Administration Guide ✓ - Maintaining/Updating localized messages (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  20. 20. OpenDJ 2.4.4 - Released Oct 14th - 5th release in 10 months - Bug fix release for stability and reliability - Ready for use in Production (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  21. 21. Ready For Production - Deployed by a Bank in 2 weeks, 3 countries, 12 servers - Deployed by Media company, 13 Millions users, 6 master servers, up to 200 000 concurrent sessions - Deployed by Cable Service Provider, 2.2M users, 6 masters in 2 wan separated data- centers (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  22. 22. Conclusion - There is not a SINGLE way to run open source projects - Too much resources scares away other developers - Participation is a reflection of openness (cc) 2011 ForgeRockThursday, October 27, 11
  23. 23. - Ludovic.Poitou@ForgeRock.com - @ludomp - http://ludopoitou.wordpress.com/ - https://plus.google.com/116489828651245331071 (gplus.to/ludomp) (cc) 2010 ForgeRock France SASThursday, October 27, 11

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