Sun started working on a lot of AJAX things about a year ago. As the manager for the Java Web Tier, that meant that I was pretty involved with most of the work we're doing.
In a previous post, I talked about how the people who run the conference were planning on having a new way to schedule and attend talks at JavaOne this year.
Well, first day is mostly done, and I think we've gotten a pretty good idea of how it's working.
I've been doing servlets and JSPs longer than any other person on the planet (which in itself is a story for another time), so when I read a few things about the history of servlets in Beyond Java by Bruce Tate, I cringed.
Did you know that the Open Source Initiative, aka the OSI, has a mailing list to discuss license issues?
Neither did I, until a couple of months ago.
So, if you're the kind of person who likes to watch sausage being made, or you're just an amateur fan of the Open Source license process, go check it out:
To subscribe to the mailing list, sen
In a recent news article, my boss said we're going to figure out how to make all of our software free (as in beer).
In my last blog's comments, Chris Mahan posited that Sun would send lawyers after a hapless coder, nashing their tiny little sharp teeth.
I recently had a very sincere person, who I have every reason to respect, tell me: "I thought about downloading your code, but I don't want to be tainted." He further went on to say "If you had a statement about that on your website, I'd feel better about it."
Frankly, I was a bit taken aback. Weren't we Open Source?
As you know, we've open sourced Sun's AS PE (as Project GlassFish).
In my last blog's comments, I had a couple of people raise the issue of joint copyright assignment. The subject was raised with the greatest respect and concern, and I'd like to thank the posters for giving me a chance to talk about it.