In Leftovers, Dan "Superman" Steinberg brings up the question of how to deal with reuse in this age of agile, lean development.
Is this all that you hoped it would be?
Security guru John Viega confronts the myths surrounding the security of open source software in his recent article: Open Source Security: Still a Myth. With a title like that, you might want to read through the hullabaloo in the comments at the end of the article.
In the spirit of If you could get rid of one thing from Java..., if you could, what one thing about Java would you "fix"? This question is as inclusive as you want to make it. You want Java "open-sourced"? Or you'd like generics implemented "properly" instead of via type erasure?
In the spirit of If I could add one thing to Java, I'd like to know what one thing you would take out of Java, if you had the chance. Not add, extend, tweak, exchange, or change but just what you would get rid of completely.
My apologies for the somber note amidst the hype and hoopla over the upcoming JavaOne festivities.
The biggest thing, IMHO, is Gosling's quote implying that there is a serious discussion about this going on inside Sun.
Gee, could this be any more wishy-washy? This article in the Inquirer quotes Sun's Java Technology Evangelist, Raghavan Srinivas saying that there will be an open sourced version of Java: "It might be today, tomorrow or two years down the road."
Sam Pullara has done some work to help people run some of the Java v1.5 features on Mac OS X.