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John "jbob" Bobowicz

John Bobowicz, aka "jbob" is one of the founders of java.net and was the first community manager. He's been an employee of Sun Microsystems since 1997 and prior to that spent 9 years on Wall Street. He is a Java enthusiast who is always looking for excuses to code.

 

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In the past two months, we've seen Sun participate in The Apache Derby Project, an open source database written entirely in Java that IBM donated to...

There is another side of Java One that alot of people don't get to see. It's the behind the scenes stuff that goes into the production of the keynotes, presentations, and the overall event. In...

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...

An article on InfoWorld's website describes a recently announced effort at OASIS to standardize on how to describe...

You may have noticed a very subtle change on the java.net homepage. On the left side navigation, under the "Get Connected" section, it used to read "People and...

All licenses need to be obeyed and there should be consequences for those that violate any license.

This past Saturday, April 23rd, I attended the 2nd annual Tech Galaxy event on the campus of NOVA Southeastern University in Davie, FL (Ft....

Everyone knows that Java's mantra has always been "Write Once Run Anywhere" (WORA) and there has been a lot of discussion over the years about that claim.

In case you haven't heard, the Brazilian Java Users Society (or SouJava) recently became the...

Do you have a people page in the java.net People Wiki?

I do

Do you even know what I'm talking about?
...

news.com recently reported that A W3C committee is recommending that the group create a standard for a binary...

The NetBeans open source project has announced that the NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta 2 is now available.

65 of the 900 bugs fixed are performance related. Some of the cool enhancements include:...

Frederic
Lavigne (l2fprod)
is the winner of the 2004 java.net Fairness Board Election. The current Fairness Board now...

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...

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...

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.net celebrates another milestone with the approval of our 1,000th project. The javafirmware project became # 1,000 when it was approved for...

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?...

One of our Fairness Board seats is up for election this year. The seat has a two year term and we will start the nomination process next week....

On a personal note, June 10th represents two major milestones. java.net turned 1 year old and my first child turned 6 months old.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to these updates to the java.net governance.

Starting today you can find monthly reports for java.net in the java-net project's file sharing section in the...

For the last two Linux World events (one in CA and one in NYC), I've been asked to identify all of the "...

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...

XML and SOAP messages may mask the the underlying infrastructure from developers but the data center still needs to be brand aware.

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.

We are performing site maintenance on 6/28 from 12:00 - 14:30 PDT. The home page and the today page should be uneffected. The...