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Terrence Barr

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Symbian and open source: Who's going to show up?

Posted by terrencebarr on July 22, 2008 at 8:49 PM PDT


There has been quite a lot of press around Nokia's announcement to buy Symbian, unify S60, UIQ, and MOAB, and open source the platform within two years.

A bit off-topic: "We're Not *Resources*"

Posted by terrencebarr on July 20, 2008 at 11:37 PM PDT

This is a bit off-topic but it struck a chord with me. Mark Turansky posted an article on JavaLobby a few days ago which analyses the thinking that creeps into the planning process when you term software developers as "resources" - as arbitrarily exchangeable quantities in the process of developing and delivering software projects.

Android - Lost in space?

Posted by terrencebarr on July 10, 2008 at 5:56 AM PDT

On my various trips and presentations around the world I often get asked to comment on Google's Android effort. I've blogged about Android before and mostly what I said then still holds true now.

Using LWUIT? Let us know!

Posted by terrencebarr on July 8, 2008 at 5:35 PM PDT

Lots of activity in the phoneME Advanced project

Posted by terrencebarr on July 7, 2008 at 4:18 PM PDT

newsflash-757208.jpg It's amazing how community activity tends to develop its own dynamics.

Call for nominations: Mobile & Embedded Governance Board

Posted by terrencebarr on June 30, 2008 at 7:11 PM PDT

Duke_welcome.jpg We're pushing ahead with the continuous process of opening Java ME - here is another step along the way.

BugLabs wins CES "Best Of Show"

Posted by terrencebarr on June 25, 2008 at 3:50 PM PDT

BugLabs_270x213.jpg This is big!

VC's vs. Carriers: Wake-Up Call

Posted by terrencebarr on June 15, 2008 at 3:15 PM PDT


Bringing Java back to life on Palm - Sign up now!

Posted by terrencebarr on June 10, 2008 at 4:05 PM PDT

logo_palm.gifPalm OS has had a spotty relationship with Java. Way back in the ancient days Java ME was born when a few undeterred engineers at Sun Labs managed to squeeze Java into a Palm Pilot via the famous KVM ...

Next stops: Open Nordic and Jazoon

Posted by terrencebarr on June 9, 2008 at 3:11 AM PDT