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Blog Archive for schaefa during October 2005

After complaining about shortcomings in the Java JDK for some time I took the opportunity to actually try to fix one of the problems is encountered and send a patch to Sun. Looking back I have to give kudos to Sun how relatively easy it is to become a contributor and that they really want to keep the developers in the loop not like in the "good old" days where submitting a bug report meant that I...
I had the chance to test the Rules Engine Drools and even tough I like it I concluded that Drools did not perform as we had expected. The main reason to drop Drools where that the number of elements participating in the rules where not confined to a small number. My tests showed that Drools is fine when either the number of elements in the test is small or when the many of the possible...
I respectfully disagree with Jacob's view to the JBoss licensing issue. When I and even more true for Rickard started to contribute JBoss had a GPL license. Then Marc asked us if we agree to change it to LGPL but did not mention that he was going to register JBoss as a trademark. Therefore we were not aware of the issues that did arise now. The JBoss Inc. already used legal threads to stop...
What a disappointment! After feeling betrayed by the JBoss Inc. with the trademark lawsuits now also Linus Torwald seems to do the same thing with Linux. Yesterday I was attending a presentation about Java 6 (Mustang) and some of the discussions turned around Sun and open-source. Finally, I guess, I have to admit that maybe Sun is more trustworthy company with respect to open-source than some of...
Rickard Oeberg's (co-founder of JBoss) blog points to the JBoss Issue Blog where he and Matthias Bohnen discusses issues related to JBoss. So far Marc Fleury and the rest of the JBoss Inc. could hide their business agenda behind the JBoss open-source project but finally they feel that they can afford to let the business take over because they are now so successful. On the other hand it finally...
Rickard Oeberg's (co-founder of JBoss) blog points to the JBoss Issue Blog where he and Matthias Bohnen discusses issues related to JBoss. So far Marc Fleury and the rest of the JBoss Inc. could hide their business agenda behind the JBoss open-source project but finally they feel that they can afford to let the business take over because they are now so successful. On the other hand it finally...