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Steve Mallett

Steve Mallett is the founder and managing editor of (Open Source Directory) on the O'Reilly Network, and volunteers as the webmaster for


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Apache Geronimo 1.0 Released

Posted by steve on January 6, 2006 at 12:47 PM PST

Ladies and Gentlemen. 1.0 Final is out.

Harmony comes to life

Posted by steve on May 18, 2005 at 6:22 AM PDT

Apache's Harmony project shows signs of life after the initial frenzy of its proposal with a wiki. (found via JARBUCKS, BTW!)

Posted by steve on May 4, 2005 at 11:32 AM PDT

As the news editor for I find the Java community a bit quirky sometimes. You are all so busy writing code that... well.... sometimes you forget to tell anyone about it!

Hey, I know. You're busy beavers! So, I want to make telling the world a lot easier for you... and in the process for me and everyone else to see what is up in the collective Java world. is Back - Now Mobile

Posted by steve on December 21, 2004 at 7:34 AM PST

After a hiatus I've brought back, and added a mobile edition.

The site is basically aggregated feeds from Java sites & personality's 'blogs.

The Future of the Semantic Web is Here Today and is Evenly Distributed

Posted by steve on September 17, 2004 at 11:15 AM PDT

This is a follow up on my previous essay Applying Distributed XML to The Open Source Paradigm Shift. In that essay I write that we must wrestle away the power of a few sites to own all our data by publishing our contributions to the web in distributed XML files like we do with RSS.

Applying Distributed XML to The Open Source Paradigm Shift

Posted by steve on September 2, 2004 at 8:29 AM PDT

Tim O'Reilly has written and spoken often on what he coins “The Open Source Paradigm Shift”. I've heard Tim give this speech a few times, and read it a few to boot.

mod_foo The Anti-Slashdot

Posted by steve on August 2, 2004 at 9:18 AM PDT

I found it very telling that at OSCON, during the Open Source Java session, that Tim O'Reilly was so surprised during the JavaOne session that the developers there did not support an open source'd Java.

That stuck with me throughout the week. How could the voice of sooo many people go unheard?

Open Source Java Solution Proposed

Posted by steve on July 28, 2004 at 1:24 PM PDT

What I thought was going to be one of the more lively debates/sessions here at OSCON was a moderated session with Tim O'Reilly, Eric Raymond, Simon Phipps, Bruno "biggest JUG" Pres, from Brazil, and as it turned out Brian Behlendorf.

Tim O'Reilly played the voice of reason asking each participant for their views, and really, Brian's was the one that, while we've heard it before, showed the f

New OS Licence: Eclipse Public License

Posted by steve on June 2, 2004 at 11:14 AM PDT

I just finished adding the Eclipse Public License to Wanna take a look?

Eclipse Names New Director

Posted by steve on May 28, 2004 at 9:08 AM PDT

The Eclipse open source group has named its first new Director. Former Oracle VP Mike Milinkovich.