No would believe me if I posted this tomorrow (April 1st). I'm still not sure I believe it:
Sun hasn't closed the door on open sourcing Java.
As the Java.net News Director, I have my fair share of sources of Java news, announcements, and banter that I try to keep an eye on daily.
P2P is how the internet was supposed to constructed. Instead we got an client - server architecture. So says this incredibly interesting and challenge-issuing report from the MIT Enterprise Technology Review.
I've seen a number of articles/news-items/blog-posts about how .Net is advancing on Java and in some cases is supposed to be overtaking Java.
A federal appeals court dealt a legal blow to Sun Microsystems on Thursday, tossing out most of a preliminary injunction requiring Microsoft to carry its rival's version of an interpreter for the Java programming language.
Red Hat Inc is in discussions with Sun Microsystems Inc about launching an open source version of Sun's Java environment, according to Red Hat chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik.
Dan Gillmor is the first A-list blogger I've seen to mention java.net. Dan is considered a pioneer in weblog journalism and as such has a monolithic audience who read his posts daily.
I came to JavaOne looking for community. I found one, but it much different than the one I'm used to observing in the open source world. You see, here, there are barbarians at the gate.