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Terrence Barr

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Sun Tech Days are rolling along. Next stop: St. Petersburg, Russia (April 11-13)

Posted by terrencebarr on April 5, 2007 at 4:40 AM PDT

Sun Tech Days is like a well-oiled machine. It keeps rolling around the world, delivering in-depth technical content to local developers, informing about what's new and cool, and connecting people, communities, and Sun.

See you at Sun Tech Days!

Posted by terrencebarr on February 5, 2007 at 7:11 AM PST

I've been spending a lot of time lately working with the folks from Sun Tech Days.

Tagged! ... five things about me

Posted by terrencebarr on January 20, 2007 at 2:07 PM PST

Yup, I was tagged two weeks ago by Hinkmond and I thought "Hey, this is a good idea to get to know people better" - so here we go:

  • I'm tri-cultural, as in American, German, and Austrian (don't try to throw them Austrians in the "Kraut" bucket - ask Arnold

Jonathan Schwartz on open source, the iPhone, and more

Posted by terrencebarr on January 19, 2007 at 7:42 AM PST

A very interesting in-depth interview of Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz where he comments on the iPhone, open source, and multiple near-death experiences. Highly recommended.


Posted by terrencebarr on January 12, 2007 at 7:02 AM PST

So, of course the big news of the week was the introduction of the Apple iPhone.

Wow, is it 2007 already?

Posted by terrencebarr on January 3, 2007 at 7:23 AM PST

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday break. We here at the Mobile & Embedded Community sure welcomed a bit of a rest after the intense weeks and months up to the Java ME open source launch.

The new year is always a good time for reflection and to ponder things to come. So, while things are still quiet I figured I'd take the opportunity to share some thoughts.

A License To Innovate

Posted by terrencebarr on November 22, 2006 at 6:46 AM PST

As the latest James Bond movies makes its way around the world I thought it fitting to recycle the tagline A license to kill into A license to innovate.

This is really what open sourcing Java ME is all about. As you may have noticed Sun released Java SE with the classpath exception, but Java ME was released without the classpath exception.

Please buckle up and enjoy the ride (oh, and hang on to your hat!)

Posted by terrencebarr on November 12, 2006 at 10:16 PM PST

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
-- Woody Allen

Sure feels like the mobile and embedded industry is moving at a breakneck pace. Now, try taking an entire product line open source in a couple of months ... That's what we've just done and I had to hold on to my hat more than a few times lately.