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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during June 2008

We're pushing ahead with the continuous process of opening Java ME - here is another step along the way. The main purpose of Governance Board of the Java Mobile & Embedded Community (quote) "is to maintain the health and communication channels within the community while supporting its goals, nourishing its growth, overseeing all the affairs of the community, and facilitating the alignment...
This is big! If there was still any need to demonstrate that open source is going mainstream - how about winning CES "Best Of Show"? I apologize for being late with this news - after all, CES happened in January - but I just heard about the award a few weeks ago. I think it is a great endorsement of the powerful force that open innovation based on open source, open hardware, and open standards...
In their latest newsletter the Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) reports that they are coming across a very strong message reinforced by personal conversations and developer feedback: Bay area VCs won't invest where carriers are indicated as the major business or revenue model. Think about this for a moment. We're talking about an industry that increasingly relies on 3rd party developers to...
Palm OS has had a spotty relationship with Java. Way back in the ancient days Java ME was born when a few undeterred engineers at Sun Labs managed to squeeze Java into a Palm Pilot via the famous KVM ... the mother of all Java ME stacks. Yep, Palm was cutting-edge then. Later, Palm's software division - after being bought and sold several times - partnered with IBM to provide a downloadable Java...
After a bit of a break from the conference circuit I am getting on the road again for two conferences coming up over the next 14 days: Open Nordic near Oslo, Norway and Jazoon in Zurich, Switzerland. I was invited to Open Nordic by Telenor which we have been working with in the Mobile & Embedded Community for some time now (among other things, Telenor is the owner of the iLabs Mobile...
Meet our latest Java Mobile & Embedded Community Star and code contributor: Davy Preuveneers. Davy has been involved with phoneME Advanced pretty much from the start - he supplied early patches to the code base back in 2007 to get phoneME to run on Windows CE. Since then he has continued to be involved by signing the Sun Contributor Agreement and making important contributions to phoneME...