Posted by brunos
on May 9, 2005 at 7:50 AM PDT
Apache has just announced a new incubator project: Harmony, a project targeted to implement an Open Souce, Apache licensed, J2SE implementation. This is an welcome addition to the efforts already underway for a full open source version of the J2SE standard. Hopeffully, Harmony will shake things up, and then help harmonize companies, licenses, groups. For a better Java for all of us.
Date: April 9, 2005. Location: Pirenopolis, a small city in the center of Brazil. In a bucolic countryside, hours away from any major urban area, with cold waterfalls and butterflies using our hats as landing pads. Clumsy trying to climb our way trough this beautiful landscape, employees from companies like Sun and IBM; professors of some of Brazil's largest universities; hackers from Kaffe, Javali, Debian; directors of important organizations like Apache, JCP and SouJava.
What would such a bunch of geeks be talking about in this far away land? We had just came out of a large packed two day technical Java and Open Source conference, Caf