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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during November 2008

(Notice and Disclaimer · This is not an official statement from Sun Microsystems. Nor does it reflect any particular insider knowledge. It is simply my personal observation, opinion, and reaction to some of the current discussions around the web) Tim Bray's piece on "What Sun Should Do" is getting a lot of attention - as well as some of the follow-ups such as on JavaLobby and RedMonk. I think it...
Congratulations to Sean Sheedy and the mobile and embedded developer community! As reported in several places already (Enrique's blog, Roger's blog) Sean was confirmed as a new member of JCP ME Executive Community on November 17th. The election results indicate that developers felt strongly about bringing an independent voice to the JCP. Why is this important? See my previous blog here. Of...
It's been so busy around here lately that I haven't had time to blog about the upcoming conference - but things are heating up and the conference is a mere 8 weeks away (January 21 & 22, 2008)! The draft agenda was posted a little while ago. Clearly, the conference has already gained a reputation in the industry ... the quality and number of submissions this year was impressive. We had much...
Today (Monday, Nov 17th) is the last day to cast your vote for the JCP Java ME EC election. As I blogged recently it is important to strengthen the voice of the independent developers - this election is your chance to do so! If you haven't done so yet - please vote today. For more information about the vote see my blog. Cheers, -- Terrence
I was just reading Simon Phipps' blog (Phase 3 of the Sun Model) and stumbled over his link "Obama: Open Source President" which points to a YouTube video with comments by Republican consultant Alex Castellanos on U.S. election night. Alex describes how Obama is driving a bottom-up approach to presidential and U.S. politics and how that compares to the principles of the open source movement....
The Java Community Process (JCP) is currently holding elections for the Java ME EC (Executive Committee). The ME EC is the guiding body that oversees the evolution of the Java ME technology in the JCP - thereby making it a critical part of the Java ME ecosystem. Two seats are up for replacement and our Java Mobile & Embedded Community member and Community Star Sean Sheedy is running for...