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John "jbob" Bobowicz

John Bobowicz, aka "jbob" is one of the founders of and was the first community manager. He's been an employee of Sun Microsystems since 1997 and prior to that spent 9 years on Wall Street. He is a Java enthusiast who is always looking for excuses to code.


jbob's blog

Open Media Commons turns the tables on DRM

Posted by jbob on August 21, 2005 at 10:24 PM PDT

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.

The other 10 year old at Java One

Posted by jbob on June 29, 2005 at 1:57 AM PDT

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. breaks through 150,000 member mark

Posted by jbob on June 24, 2005 at 12:52 PM PDT

As of today, Friday, 6/24/2005 @ 2:32pm EDT (19:32 GMT), celebrated it's 150,000th registration when 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:

OASIS looking to tackle deployment dependancies

Posted by jbob on May 19, 2005 at 9:38 AM PDT

An article on InfoWorld's website describes a recently announced effort at OASIS to standardize on how to describe software dependancies across heterogeneous environments. launches Partner Network today.

Posted by jbob on May 9, 2005 at 12:55 PM PDT

You may have noticed a very subtle change on the 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

When your code and my code becomes "our code".

Posted by jbob on April 27, 2005 at 10:41 AM PDT

All licenses need to be obeyed and there should be consequences for those that violate any license.

Tech Galaxy 2005 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Posted by jbob on April 25, 2005 at 1:42 PM PDT

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).

"Run anywhere" or "Runs everywhere"?

Posted by jbob on April 13, 2005 at 11:20 AM PDT

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.

SouJava becomes first JUG to join JCP

Posted by jbob on April 11, 2005 at 8:34 PM PDT

In case you haven't heard, the Brazilian Java Users Society (or SouJava) recently became the first Java User Group to join the JCP.

Community 101: Be visible and easy to find

Posted by jbob on April 7, 2005 at 1:48 PM PDT

Do you have a people page in the People Wiki?

I do

Do you even know what I'm talking about?

By that, I mean do you know what the people wiki is?!