I just finished adding the Eclipse Public License to opensource.org. Wanna take a look?
The Eclipse open source group has named its first new Director.
Some thoughts on various things related to the release process for open source projects.
How providing extensible functionality to your open source project can make it much more useful.
People should think of open source code portability
on two levels; system/library calls and graphical calls.
No would believe me if I posted this tomorrow (April1st). I'm still not sure I believe it:
Sun hasn't closed the door on open sourcing Java.
Using open-source frameworks and tools already available instead of rolling your own solution is a good thing. However, what happens when you find out you can't solve a problem by extending a class or changing some configurations? What if you write a patch to a problem and no one commits it after weeks? Is it a good thing to start branching nearly every library and tool you need to use?
IBM offers to partner with Sun to open source Java.
Check out the Whitespace language.
First thing's first. If you want to do it, you have to keep your ass in the seat.
Or "dependency injection", if you want to call it that. I've been working with some testing code for the last several days and I had to do a bunch of funky constructor calls, then it struck me what the whole IoC-3 thing was all about.
When should an open source project abandon it's own campaign in order to endorse another open source project? I examine two candidates in the object/relational mapping space, Hibernate and OJB.
Erik Hatcher writes about templating using the Velocity templating engine.
Aka "The Separation of Code and Content".
XML is good for some things, indifferent for many things, and horrendous for other things.
I have to admit that over the past couple of years I've lost my some of my enthusiasm for the IT industry. It seemed like the only thing that people cared about was making lots of money and becoming the next Bill Gates.
Fortunately, I was saved here at ApacheCon in Las Vegas. I rediscovered my religion, programming. For the past 36 hours I've been working along side some of the smartest...
I reuse code from almost every project I've ever worked on. Structuring the project to help reuse seems to be important, but isn't without cost. I have settled on one way, but am not convinced it's the best.
I plan to use autoboxing in a project, so I'm responding to Erb Cooper's damning blog, "The Terror That Is Autoboxing."
The Apache Geronimo Project is planning to send out a "State of the Project" announcement tomorrow morning (US time). These are just some of my thoughts on the project's first month.
The MIT Media Lab's "Computing Culture Group" is a "research unit aimed at providing technologies that derive from values and motivations different than those usually held by technologists."
The Open Source Initiative claims that ethics have no place in software or in technology. It appears not everyone agrees with them. Does ethics play a role in software development or computer science? I assert that it does.