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Blog Archive for jbob during April 2005

All licenses need to be obeyed and there should be consequences for those that violate any license. Security specialist, Fortinet, just found themselves in the cross hairs of the GPL Police (aka gpl-violations.org). A C|Net News.com article is reporting that the founder of gpl-violations.org has filed for a court injunction against Fortinet for violating the GNU General Public License. Now, if...
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). Tech Galaxy was formed by the founders of the South Florida Java Users Group (SOFLOJUG), and the founder of the Florida Linux User xChange (FLUX). I believe there were about 250 registered attendees, which is not bad...
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. Putting the WORA discussion aside (it's already been beaten to death), I see the real value being in that Java, itself, seems to run everywhere. No matter where I need my application or data to get to; desktops, servers, wireless devices,...
In case you haven't heard, the Brazilian Java Users Society (or SouJava) recently became the first Java User Group to join the JCP. Bruno Souza, a founder and coordinator of SouJava, is also a community leader on java.net and runs the java.net JUG Community. Congratulations to Bruno and all the members of SouJava for this big step and showing that JUGs can make a difference.
Do you have a people page in the java.net 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?! Does your people page have enough useful information on it to make it valuable to you and others? Mine doesn't, but I promise I will do as I say after this blog.... ;) The java.net people wiki is a member maintained wiki for java.net...