OpenID Connect and UMA Apache HTTPD Plugins Are On the Way!

The Gluu Management was upbeat and thanked all the supporters of their CrowdTilt Campaign $7,975 that had been crowd-funded to enable the development of Open Source OAuth2 plugins for the Apache HTTPD server!

Support that flowed in from various sources and quarters has been given due credit by the management of Gluu

1) Andrew Hughs for convincing me, despite my original skepticism, that we should try to crowd fund the plugin. Not only did we raise $8,075, we generated a lot of awareness, and built the community of OX supporters in the process. Andrew was a key catalyst in making this happen!

2) Eve Maler (and the UMA team) for writing UMA. OX’s vision for open source access management for organizations would not be possible without UMA. For Eve and her UMA collaborators, it has been a marathon effort for many years, and its a miracle that people would be as committed to the effort! Thank you for your hard work which makes something like a plugin even possible!

3) Kantara One of the key catalysts in this campaign, we should all thank Joni Brennan for her work on UMA and other important standards efforts. A neutral partner to help the participants of the ecosystem is essential.

4) OpenID Connect Working Group: For also being so damn persistent… few people realize how many issues need to be resolved to get a large and important standard written. Without their work, we would have nothing to implement.

5) 30+ passionate identity evangelists. Individuals were the first contributors to the campaign, and funded 30%, which is a key sign of support. Without this, I don’t think the corporate sponsors would have joined. This group did double what I expected… and many people even upped their contribution when it looked like we were not going to make it! Thank you everyone!

6) CrowdTilt I have been a fan of CrowdTilt since it launched a few years back. Behind the scenes, they are making sure it all works. Thank you all for your dedication!

7) Falcon Systems Consulting of Japan. Falcon was the first and largest corporate sponsor. I was short $5,000 on our campaign. By offering to cover half, it made the raising the final third seem possible. After closing the loop with potential corporate sponsors, we tilted! I went into work not thinking the campaign had failed, and I left work, we had commitments to get the campaign tilted. Thank you to Masamichi Takahashi for supporting open source and open standards and leading the way in Japan!

8) Symas. Thank you to Marty Heyman and Shawn McKinney for contributing to the campaign, for their hard work developing an open source identity stack, and for inviting me to the Java One IAM Panel

9) ForgeRock. We’re really happy to collaborate with ForgeRock. Without other implementers of OpenID Connect and UMA, Gluu’s platform would be just as proprietary as the monolithic IAM solutions. ForgeRock’s financial support is really appreciated, but their future participation in open standard interops will pay even bigger dividends for the Internet. Special thank you to Lasse Andresen and Allen Foster!

10) All you guys Thank you for to everyone else out there who helped us by RE-TWEETing and helping to get the word out. We had more than 3000 twitter clicks on our campaign. Without your help, we couldn’t have found all the poeple out there who want


Cable operator Charter (S CHTR) is looking to bring the cloud to its customers’ cable boxes, regardless of when those devices were made: Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said during the company’s earnings call Thursday that his company intends to roll out a new, cloud-based UI to all of its set-top boxes next year. Rutledge added that initial tests in Fort Worth, Texas have been promising, and that Charter will expand these tests to additional markets later this year. Charter announced 29,000 video subscriber losses Thursday, down from 55,000 a year ago.

Charter's new cloud UI. Charter’s new cloud UI.

Charter is using cloud virtualization technology from ActiveVideo to revamp the user interfaces of its cable boxes without actually having to upgrade the hardware. This is being accomplished by hosting the UI in the cloud, where it is rendered into a video stream that can be played back even with legacy pay TV hardware. The…

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