The Java Community Process wants you to join, but they need to make people more important if they want you for real.
Stop thinking so hard: My "ludicrous patent" theory really isn't such a big change. It might just have a useful effect, though.
Why not pay foxes to guard the henhouse from other foxes?
... wherein we shamelessly plug a fun event tonight ...
... Wherein I point at an interesting article by Joel Spolsky, a comment by myself, and a nice book web site.
... wherein where look at MacHack right before it launches ....