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Steve Mallett

Steve Mallett is the founder and managing editor of (Open Source Directory) on the O'Reilly Network, and volunteers as the webmaster for


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Sun: Door Not Closed on Open Source Java

Posted by steve on March 31, 2004 at 1:01 PM PST

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.

You want Java RSS-feeds? I'll Give you Java RSS-feeds!

Posted by steve on March 19, 2004 at 8:55 AM PST

As the 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 Could Make Internet More Reliable: Gettin' JNGI With It.

Posted by steve on October 10, 2003 at 6:54 AM PDT

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.

Java "a Plus" Working at MSDN

Posted by steve on August 13, 2003 at 4:50 PM PDT

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.

Sun's Java injuction against Microsoft overturned

Posted by steve on June 26, 2003 at 1:11 PM PDT

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 Plans Open Source Java?

Posted by steve on June 23, 2003 at 9:42 AM PDT

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.

First A-list blogger mentioning sighted.

Posted by steve on June 20, 2003 at 5:31 AM PDT

Dan Gillmor is the first A-list blogger I've seen to mention Dan is considered a pioneer in weblog journalism and as such has a monolithic audience who read his posts daily.

Java: Just add Community

Posted by steve on June 12, 2003 at 8:39 AM PDT

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.