Ladies and Gentlemen. 1.0 Final is out.
As the news editor for java.net I find the Java community a bit quirky sometimes. You are all so busy writing code that... well.... sometimes you forget to tell anyone about it!
Hey, I know. You're busy beavers! So, I want to make telling the world a lot easier for you... and in the process for me and everyone else to see what is up in the collective Java world.
The site is basically aggregated feeds from Java sites & personality's 'blogs.
This is a follow up on my previous essay Applying Distributed XML to The Open Source Paradigm Shift. In that essay I write that we must wrestle away the power of a few sites to own all our data by publishing our contributions to the web in distributed XML files like we do with RSS.
Tim O'Reilly has written and spoken often on what he coins The Open Source Paradigm Shift. I've heard Tim give this speech a few times, and read it a few to boot.
I found it very telling that at OSCON, during the Open Source Java session, that Tim O'Reilly was so surprised during the JavaOne session that the developers there did not support an open source'd Java.
That stuck with me throughout the week. How could the voice of sooo many people go unheard?
What I thought was going to be one of the more lively debates/sessions here at OSCON was a moderated session with Tim O'Reilly, Eric Raymond, Simon Phipps, Bruno "biggest JUG" Pres, from Brazil, and as it turned out Brian Behlendorf.
Tim O'Reilly played the voice of reason asking each participant for their views, and really, Brian's was the one that, while we've heard it before, showed the f
The Eclipse open source group has named its first new Director. Former Oracle VP Mike Milinkovich.