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As of today, Friday, 6/24/2005 @ 2:32pm EDT (19:32 GMT), java.net celebrated it's 150,000th registration when java.net user alex_lopez became a member. As of this weblog we are up to 150,007. We went from zero to 60,000 in the first year and accelerated our growth by over 150% in the 2nd year. This 150,000 member milestone is significant for several reasons: REASON 1: Why people register...
on Jun 24, 2005
Do you have a people page in the java.net People Wiki? I do Do you even know what I'm talking about? By that, I mean do you know what the people wiki is?! Does your people page have enough useful information on it to make it valuable to you and others? Mine doesn't, but I promise I will do as I say after this blog.... ;) The java.net people wiki is a member maintained wiki for java.net...
on Apr 7, 2005
Frederic Lavigne (l2fprod) is the winner of the 2004 java.net Fairness Board Election. The current Fairness Board now consists of: java.net Fairness Board Ken Arnold Ron Goldman Frederic Lavigne (l2fprod) For a directory of java.net Boards and Board members, go here. The election was originally held during the week of July 11, 2004 and included 6 candidates. The result was a tie between two of...
on Aug 3, 2004
The first java.net Fairness Board Election has resulted in a tie between two of the candidates. Out of the total of 6 candidates in this election both Fred Lavigne (l2fprod) and Alex Winston (thealexwinston) tied for the most amount of votes. As a result, we will be holding a tie-break election online next week from July 25th - July 31st, 2004 to decide which of them will win the election....
on Jul 22, 2004
The java.net Fairness Board Election is happening this week. Voting is for java.net members only and the voting period ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, July 17, 2004. The java.net Fairness Board is a 3 member impartial panel that acts as oversight for java.net to ensure the community is run fairly. Elected Fairness Board members serve a term of 2 years. There is one seat that will be...
on Jul 12, 2004
The java.net Advisory Board is a group of well-known and well-respected academics and industry experts who advise the communities, projects, and participants of java.net on issues related to Java™ technology and community building. This panel of experts operates in a purely advisory role. They communicate with the java.net community both directly and through the Community Manager....
on Jun 25, 2004
Nominations begin this Sunday for a seat on the java.net Fairness Board. Here is a description of the Fairness board and how the election process works. What is the Fairness Board? java.net's governance defines several Boards to help ensure the community runs smoothly and fairly. One of them is the java.net Fairness Board. The java.net Fairness Board consists of three (3) members and provides...
on Jun 17, 2004
The May monthly report has been posted in the java-net project's file sharing section in the Monthly Reports folder. Here are some highlights: java.net membership rose to over 52,000 members. The project list grew by 66 new projects to 931. The new Java Enterprise Community was launched. The Java Education and Learning Community (JELC) was launched and combines the efforts of the existing...
on Jun 4, 2004
Thanks to everyone who contributed to these updates to the java.net governance. The suggested changes went through several rounds of review by our Advisory Board, Fairness Board, and Community leaders and, with their approval, have finally posted to the site. This update provides additional details around existing roles as well as defining some processes. Some noteworthy changes and additions...
on Apr 12, 2004
Starting today you can find monthly reports for java.net in the java-net project's file sharing section in the Monthly Reports folder. Here are some highlights: Membership has been increasing in an ongoing and steady pace. In March java.net membership grew by 4,794 new members for a total of 41,661. That is one of our best monthly increases so far! Will Iverson and Michael Champion have agreed...
on Apr 1, 2004
Java innovation continues to have many faces and it not always technical. Matt and Rick of JavaLobby recently invented a new handshake for Java developers to greet one another. I think it's a cool idea and it will be interesting to see if it takes. Check it out in their forum and send in your picture! To Matt and Rick: We love the stuff you are doing over at JavaLobby and would love to see...
on Jan 21, 2004
You may not be able to socialize me (just ask my inlaws or come on my next extended family vacation), but at least socialize my development tools. Social software is slow to make it's way into development tools. Why is this important? Consider the Java platform. The strength and value of the Java platform is directly derived from collaboration among a community. I would argue that the amount...
on Sep 8, 2003
So, we've had over 1,000 people sign up to java.net on the first day it went live. That rocks! I just noticed 44 new projects that just got created! Some cool stuff. I'll need to highlight a few. Keep them coming!! Tired, but happy. -jbob
on Jun 11, 2003