In the past two months, we've seen Sun participate in The Apache Derby Project, an open source database written entirely in Java that IBM donated to Apache and now Jonathan recently announced Open Media Commons as an initiative that will develop royalty-free open standards for digital content.
There is another side of Java One that alot of people don't get to see. It's the behind the scenes stuff that goes into the production of the keynotes, presentations, and the overall event. In particular there was a person that we were all supposed to meet and see, named Alissa Anderegg. I got to meet her and work with her and here's what you missed.
As of today, Friday, 6/24/2005 @ 2:32pm EDT (19:32 GMT), java.net celebrated it's 150,000th registration when java.net user alex_lopez became a member. As of this weblog we are up to 150,007. We went from zero to 60,000 in the first year and accelerated our growth by over 150% in the 2nd year. This 150,000 member milestone is significant for several reasons:
An article on InfoWorld's website describes a recently announced effort at OASIS to standardize on how to describe software dependancies across heterogeneous environments.
You may have noticed a very subtle change on the java.net homepage. On the left side navigation, under the "Get Connected" section, it used to read "People and Organizations". It now reads "People and Partners". This is a small change in verbiage, but a big change for companies that participate in java.net.
All licenses need to be obeyed and there should be consequences for those that violate any license.
This past Saturday, April 23rd, I attended the 2nd annual Tech Galaxy event on the campus of NOVA Southeastern University in Davie, FL (Ft. Lauderdale, for all you non-Floridians).
Everyone knows that Java's mantra has always been "Write Once Run Anywhere" (WORA) and there has been a lot of discussion over the years about that claim.
Do you have a people page in the java.net People Wiki?
Do you even know what I'm talking about?
By that, I mean do you know what the people wiki is?!