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Maxym Mykhalchuk

Maxym (Boris' Son) Mykhalchuk, a.k.a Mihmax, a.k.a. Gandalf.

Maxym can be found on hiking trips in the Crimea Mountains singing songs in the forest next to a crackling fire. With his tent on his back climbing mountains, he is surely thinking about the Russian Localization of NetBeans and the several API/Form changes that he is working on. Maxym found NetBeans while he was attending the university and writing a Java program. He has now been a user and contributor for over two years and has lead the localization effort in Russian completing the first contribution of a localized release of NetBeans. Maxym is an active member of the development community on NetBeans. He also provides support to users through a Russian mailing list, news and technical content translations and is an evangelist for NetBeans. Most recently, Maxym was elected to represent NetBeans on the community governance board.

 

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Corporate OpenSource

Posted by mihmax on November 9, 2003 at 12:18 PM PST

Corporations are sponsoring OpenSource projects. Economical reasons aside it gives a good PR, because OpenSource is in fashion these days. But are these projects really open? Sometimes it feels they are not... Sometimes it's just the visibility: source code is open under OSI-approved license, there's a publicly accessible bugtracker, mailing lists and ... that's all.