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Blog Archive for editor during November 2006

Thoughts about dual licenses Tim Bray talked with Artima on What GPL'ed Java Means, and one of the key points they cover in the interview is the dual-licensing model: keeping the existing commercial license for one group of customers that's comfortable with it, and add GPL: We have lots of commercial licensees. The obvious major players, like IBM, BEA, and lots of others who take the Java...
Time to dig in and see what we can do Oh, I know, in internet time, the GPL open-source Java release is so two days ago. Literally. Slashdot has moved on to five stories a day about problems with the PlayStation 3, which will surely come as a bummer to the kids already waiting outside Best Buy for Friday's release. But here's the thing: now that the first bits are here -- javac, HotSpot,...
And the fans go wild... The plan for this week's coverage has been to pack Monday's page with the content available to us from the open-source release of Sun's Java SE and ME implementations, and then follow where the community goes for the rest of the week. Unsurprisingly, after just 24 hours, the plaudits are still rolling in. There are a number of these items on the front page today,...
It's real. It's GPL. And java.net is a big part of it. It's a new day in the Java world. Stories are crossing wires, news embargoes are ending, and the word is out: Sun is releasing Java SE and ME implementations under terms of the GPLv2. We're going into a special coverage mode for this event, somewhat based on our JavaOne page design. Here, we'll collect links of interest for the...
Lunch with 1/4 of the Java Posse It turns out that Dick Wall of the Java Posse podcast works just 15 minutes down I-75 from me here in Atlanta, so while swapping mail about their upcoming conference, he suggested we get together for lunch sometime. We finally did so yesterday, and only as I listened to their latest show on the way down to the restaurant did I realize that he's taken a job...
Getting your users so enthused they lose their taboos Apropos of nothing on the front page, I would like to note Kathy Sierra's latest Creating Passionate Users blog entry, titled Two simple words of passion.... And what are those words? Seattleduck's Kevin Broidy captured the essence of user passion when he said, "Passion starts with two simple words: F***ing Cool!" Kathy's blog...
Conference wish-lists It's a little over a month before the much-loved JavaPolis 2006 conference kicks off in Antwerp, Belgium. And not too soon to be thinking about JavaOne 2007, which runs May 8-11 in San Francisco. To keep ahead of the conference game, I decided to use the most recent java.net poll to ask what you look for in a conference. The current front page poll asks "Which style of...
Who's up for some geek retail? It's going to be a somehat indulgent blog today.... I need to get in the rest of my work done soon before picking up Keagan from preschool, after which he, I, and Quinn are off to Atlanta's shiny new Fry's Electronics, which opens today. Actually, they've had a location on the other side of the city for two years (yeah, we went to the grand opening of that one...