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Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper, prominent and forthright Open Source advocate has for many years been in vocal support of compatible Open Source Java. During her six years at Sun, she was involved in creation, licensing and implementation of,,, and drafting of the CDDL license for OpenSolaris. She was also one of the original architects of both the infrastructure and In March 2005 Danese left Sun for Intel, where she works as Sr. Director of Open Source Strategy for Channel Software Operations and is helping to build an Open Source Programs Office.


danese's blog

Making a Miracle (ticket)

Posted by danese on July 22, 2004 at 12:32 AM PDT

This is a story of helping out a friend, which is a good thing for community members to do if they get the chance. The friend in this story is Bruno Souza. He is the current Community Leader of the JUGS Community here on, and a more enthusiastic guy you'll never meet!

The course of Java never did run smooth

Posted by danese on March 25, 2004 at 2:13 PM PST

I've been spending time in India lately, where my pal Brian Behlendorf and I recently met a local open source activist, Niyam Bhusan (more on Niyam another day). We got to talking about the origins of Java and being Niyam he decided to spend a few hours researching on the web.

Technical difficulties in Ireland

Posted by danese on June 17, 2003 at 6:44 AM PDT

Yesterday at GU4DEC I witnessed an amazing thing. Michael Meeks, a non-Sun member of the community (he works for Ximian) asking GNOME developers to join to make contributions!

Catching Up

Posted by danese on June 17, 2003 at 6:09 AM PDT

This is a long blog (apologies, etc.)

The Miracle of JXTA

Posted by danese on June 10, 2003 at 6:06 PM PDT

So, I finally got free to go to a few sessions, and there were two on "open source" topics which looked interesting. One was the StarOffice & Java session (I think its the only session about / StarOffice at this conference). It was in a big double room.

The front row club...

Posted by danese on June 10, 2003 at 3:24 PM PDT

One of the perks of working on JavaOne is sitting up front in the General Sessions. Its a two-edged sword, tho', because if you need to get up to go to the bathroom everybody KNOWS you've left your seat.

By the Fireside...

Posted by danese on June 9, 2003 at 11:07 PM PDT

So today I went to the "JavaOne Alumni Fireside Chat" with James Gosling, Rob Gingell, Tim Lindholm and Graham Hamilton sitting on sofa

Surviving JavaOne

Posted by danese on June 8, 2003 at 6:02 PM PDT

Its the Sunday before my fifth JavaOne and already I can see that I'm gonna be really sleepy by next Friday. As usual for me BOFs, Community Meetings and nightime activities will keep me up despite best intentions and in a real sense those after dark activities are the best of what a Technology Conference can give you.