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Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper, prominent and forthright Open Source advocate has for many years been in vocal support of compatible Open Source Java. During her six years at Sun, she was involved in creation, licensing and implementation of NetBeans.org, OpenOffice.org, JXTA.org, sunsource.net and drafting of the CDDL license for OpenSolaris. She was also one of the original architects of both the java.net infrastructure and blogs.sun.com. In March 2005 Danese left Sun for Intel, where she works as Sr. Director of Open Source Strategy for Channel Software Operations and is helping to build an Open Source Programs Office.

 

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I wasn't kidding about the Microsoft Butterfly Suit

Posted by danese on June 29, 2005 at 4:45 PM PDT

Just thought I'd post this actual picture (taken by my pal Duncan Davidson) of the biggest butterfly in the world. If you see one of these babies flittering around JavaOne, you'd better get out your .NET.

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Java wants you to Love Safely

Posted by danese on June 29, 2005 at 2:50 PM PDT

Just looking at some of the off-branded tschatskes from JavaOne. Some of them are pretty clever and show a distinct sense of humor. For instance:

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More fun than JavaOne

Posted by danese on June 29, 2005 at 6:50 AM PDT

I must confess that the tendency for vendors to consider their conference sponsorship a down-payment on holding an audience hostage has finally taken its toll. I just had to get away...

More Unsung Heroes - SeeBeyond Acquisition

Posted by danese on June 28, 2005 at 6:45 PM PDT

Sitting in Scott McNealy's keynote next to two Sun lawyers, Cliff Allen and Matt Marquis. Usually you don't get to see lawyers at JavaOne, but today is special for Cliff and Matt, because they worked like dogs for the SeeBeyond acquisition, which was announced today.

Mustang and Licensing

Posted by danese on June 27, 2005 at 4:01 PM PDT

Five years after I offered to quit Sun because I despaired of ever seeing a real attempt at building community behind Java source code, it seems they've finally thought again about participation and have fashioned a plan that is pretty close to what I was recommending...back in the day :-). Except that is for the licensing.

Cuddling up to GlassFish

Posted by danese on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 AM PDT

As I was leaving Sun a few months ago, I said there were still lots of good Sun people who were working to promote more open source.

IBM and Pride

Posted by danese on June 27, 2005 at 9:33 AM PDT

Okay, already there have been some really funny moments in Jonathan's keynote. In a minute I'll write up the F.O.S.S. bit. But first I must give a nod to the IBM lovefest. Jonathan just played a video where an IBM VP said how much IBM loves Java, even after 10 years.

Blogging JavaONE

Posted by danese on June 27, 2005 at 9:00 AM PDT

Now understand, 2 years ago I wrote a blog about sitting in the front row from the first JavaONE that had blogs (thanks to the launch of java.net :-) ). This year however I'm just one of the regular folks, albiet an Alumni (thanks, Alvina!).

Blogging JavaONE

Posted by danese on June 27, 2005 at 8:57 AM PDT

Now understand, 2 years ago I wrote a blog about sitting in the front row from the first JavaONE that had blogs (thanks to the launch of java.net :-) ). This year however I'm just one of the regular folks, albiet an Alumni (thanks, Alvina!).

The Java Debate at OSCon

Posted by danese on July 28, 2004 at 5:45 AM PDT

My Notes on what was said (your mileage may vary and apologies for no links and potential misspellings). -Danese