OpenSEA just announced that HP and Aruba have joined the Alliance. HP even indicated that it might bundle the supplicant in their PCs. There’s some fairly thoughtful analysis by Ric Turner at Computer Busienss Review here. All in all this bodes well for the Alliance and 802.1X in general. I look forward to having more members to announce in 2008!
In related news, the Open1X project just shipped 2.0.0 of the supplicant. It is now in feature freeze mode meaning the only new development to this branch will be bug fixes.