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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: Donating Portal and Authentication Components to the Cocoon project
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:01:26 GMT
Matthew, Carsten,

Thanks a ton for considering a donation. Here's my +1000 for accepting this donation.

-- dims

--- Matthew Langham <> wrote:
> As some of you already know, our company has built a complete middleware
> solution around Cocoon. This product, named "sunShine", is successfully
> being used to build a variety of different solutions for various customers
> here in Germany. sunShine applications range from Web portals to XML based
> workflow systems.
> We think Cocoon is an ideal solution for building XML applications and are
> proud to be a part of this great community. In the past we have donated
> smaller components, Carsten's development efforts and other bits and pieces
> to the Cocoon project. We are also doing our best to increase visibility for
> Cocoon by writing articles for magazines and speaking at conferences about
> Cocoon.
> Although the current primary use of Cocoon is as a Web publishing framework
> we see great potential for integrated components that provide such things as
> authentication and portal capabilities. To honor this we are willing to
> return parts of sunShine back to the Cocoon project. These parts will
> include Cocoon components for authentication, session management and
> building portals. All of these components adhere to the Cocoon architecture
> and are "tried and trusted".
> Here is a brief description:
> The authorization components allow the integration of given data-sources
> (e.g. databases that may already contain user information) and provide a
> means of protecting pipelines so that only authorized users can access the
> defined resources.
> The portal engine is totally SAX-based and is integrated into the sitemap.
> Portals can be described in an XML format. Content can be defined for the
> portal using regular Cocoon pipelines. Based on the authorization
> components, a portal generator "gets" the portal description for a user and
> streams the complete portal content into the pipeline. A following
> stylesheet transformation transforms this into HTML.
> We have discussed this move with several people from the Cocoon community
> and have received tremendous feedback. Therefore Carsten is currently
> working to bring the components in line with an upcoming Cocoon release and
> we will be donating them (along with documentation, samples etc.) in the
> near future. Probably around the middle of February.
> In the meantime please contact us if you would like any further information.
> Best regards
> Matthew Langham / Carsten Ziegeler
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> Open Source Group               sunShine - Lighting up e:Business
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> Matthew Langham, S&N AG, Klingenderstrasse 5, D-33100 Paderborn
> Tel:+49-5251-1581-30 -
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