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Jim Driscoll

Jim Driscoll has been at Sun for over 13 years, ever since he joined JavaSoft to work on the Java Web Server and the first version of Servlets. At various times, he has been the manager of the J2EE RI, the Java Web Services Developer Pack, and a host of Open Source, web and XML projects that Sun has either participated in or led. His current job title is Senior Engineer, on the JavaServer Faces team, and he has been specializing in Ajax. He lives and works in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area.


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One more time: CDDL is Open Source

Posted by driscoll on July 12, 2005 at 3:10 PM PDT

In a recent article, both Marc Fleury of JBoss and Bill Roth of BEA are said to be telling the press that CDDL isn't Open Source.

Planning JavaOne

Posted by driscoll on June 29, 2005 at 12:47 PM PDT

In addition to working on Project GlassFish, as a manager at Sun I get assigned all kinds of fun projects. For the first time ever this year, I was involved in planning the Web and XML track at JavaOne.

Wow, that was fun - we had so many good submissions this year, it was hard to choose, but fun too.

One part wasn't fun - scheduling.

Grizzly Performance ( for the GlassFish Web Tier)

Posted by driscoll on June 28, 2005 at 4:02 PM PDT

I'm in the Grizzly Tech session, and at the end, they're showing some performance numbers.

For a dynamic content, servlet oriented, non-trivial task, the numbers that they've found show that an all Java NIO implementation will beat out a mixed Java-C implementation.

BOF Discussion of GlassFish

Posted by driscoll on June 28, 2005 at 9:49 AM PDT

Despite a last minute change of time, and a change of room, we packed the room to discuss Project GlassFish last night...

I presented a brief overview of our project, along with Carla Mott and Amy Roh. We intend to make our slides available from the GlassFish site after the conference.

What is this CDDL thing, anyway?

Posted by driscoll on June 28, 2005 at 8:11 AM PDT

The CDDL License has been talked about quite a bit since Sun submitted it to the OSI (the independant body that validates Open Source licenses).

Reannouncing Project GlassFish

Posted by driscoll on June 27, 2005 at 9:24 AM PDT

One of the hardest parts of my job at Sun is keeping secrets. Especially when folks start critiquing you.