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Blog Archive for danese during June 2003

Yesterday at GU4DEC I witnessed an amazing thing. Michael Meeks, a non-Sun member of the OpenOffice.org community (he works for Ximian) asking GNOME developers to join OpenOffice.org to make contributions! He actually handed me 10 signed JCAs (Joint Copyright Assignment) from new members ready to contribute code for the common good. This was awesome. The title of this blog refers to my (...
This is a long blog (apologies, etc.) It turns out to be very difficult to blog at JavaOne. For me the main barrier is the lack of easy wireless acess in the General Session room, which I would like to see fixed for next year (I'm probably not alone). Wonder if its even possible to provide public wireless on a sufficient scale for the 15,000 or so people who watch the keynotes live? Well, the...
So, I finally got free to go to a few sessions, and there were two on "open source" topics which looked interesting. One was the StarOffice & Java session (I think its the only session about OpenOffice.org / StarOffice at this conference). It was in a big double room. There were quite a few folks there, patiently absorbing information about how to use JDBC to hook in a database and other...
One of the perks of working on JavaOne is sitting up front in the General Sessions. Its a two-edged sword, tho', because if you need to get up to go to the bathroom everybody KNOWS you've left your seat. I'm sitting in the 2nd row center, sort of behind John Fowler and a whole row of folks with flesh-colored microphones pasted to their ears. The guy immediately in front of me however is...
So today I went to the "JavaOne Alumni Fireside Chat" with James Gosling, Rob Gingell, Tim Lindholm and Graham Hamilton sitting on sofas and chatting with Paul Pangaro in front of a fireplace with a framed Mark Rothko poster over the mantle and Graham tossing stuffed tigers and a lengthy Q&A from the audience. The title of this blog refers to the last question of the evening, which was...
Its the Sunday before my fifth JavaOne and already I can see that I'm gonna be really sleepy by next Friday. As usual for me BOFs, Community Meetings and nightime activities will keep me up despite best intentions and in a real sense those after dark activities are the best of what a Technology Conference can give you. For me JavaOne is all about running into old friends, new trends and...