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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during September 2007

I just returned from two days in Madrid, Spain, attending and speaking at the "Open Source in Mobile" (OSiM) conference. This was not your typical open source conference. The focus was clearly on the decision makers, executives, and strategists of commercial companies. The audience and speakers were carefully picked and the high price of admission (up to GBP 4225.00) resulted in a...
At the end of the day external participation is what makes or breaks an open source community. The virtuous cycle of open source, external participation and contributions, leveraging each other's innovation and work, and feeding it back into the community and code base is the sole point of going open source. Open source without a vibrant community is an academic exercise. Quite a few companies...
In one of our recent podcasts we interviewed Rick Hillegas from the Apache Derby project (also known as JavaDB). JavaDB is a compact, easy-to-use, feature-rich relational database that runs on platforms supporting Java 1.4 and later. We in the Mobile & Embedded Community frequently get asked about database support for Java ME. Well, with the release of JavaDB 10.1 with JSR 169 (JDBC API) the...