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Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper, prominent and forthright Open Source advocate has for many years been in vocal support of compatible Open Source Java. During her six years at Sun, she was involved in creation, licensing and implementation of NetBeans.org, OpenOffice.org, JXTA.org, sunsource.net and drafting of the CDDL license for OpenSolaris. She was also one of the original architects of both the java.net infrastructure and blogs.sun.com. In March 2005 Danese left Sun for Intel, where she works as Sr. Director of Open Source Strategy for Channel Software Operations and is helping to build an Open Source Programs Office.

 

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java.net is itself a java.net community. We are in the process of organizing and figuring out how to best be a community. During this year's JavaOne conference, java.net's first community meeting was held. Here are the unedited notes of one of the Sun employees that helped steer this project before...

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Just thought I'd post this actual picture (taken by my pal Duncan Davidson) of the biggest butterfly in the world. If you see one of these babies...

Just looking at some of the off-branded tschatskes from JavaOne. Some of them are pretty clever and show a distinct sense of humor. For instance:

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I must confess that the tendency for vendors to consider their conference sponsorship a down-payment on holding an audience hostage has finally taken its toll. I just had to get away...

Sitting in Scott McNealy's keynote next to two Sun lawyers, Cliff Allen and Matt Marquis. Usually you don't get to see lawyers at JavaOne, but today is special for Cliff and Matt, because they...

Five years after I offered to quit Sun because I despaired of ever seeing a real attempt at building community behind Java source code, it seems they've finally thought again about participation...

As I was leaving Sun a few months ago, I said there were still lots of good Sun people who were working to promote more open source.

Okay, already there have been some really funny moments in Jonathan's keynote. In a minute I'll write up the F.O.S.S. bit. But first I must give a nod to the IBM lovefest. Jonathan just played...

Now understand, 2 years ago I wrote a blog about sitting in the front row from the first JavaONE that had...

Now understand, 2 years ago I wrote a blog about sitting in the front row from the first JavaONE that had...

My Notes on what was said (your mileage may vary and apologies for no links and potential misspellings). -Danese

This is a story of helping out a friend, which is a good thing for community members to do if they get the chance. The friend in this story is Bruno...

I've been spending time in India lately, where my pal Brian Behlendorf and I recently met a local open source activist, ...

Yesterday at GU4DEC I witnessed an amazing thing. Michael Meeks, a non-Sun member of the OpenOffice.org community (he works for Ximian) asking GNOME...

This is a long blog (apologies, etc.)

So, I finally got free to go to a few sessions, and there were two on "open source" topics which looked interesting. One was the StarOffice & Java session (I think its the only session about...

One of the perks of working on JavaOne is sitting up front in the General Sessions. Its a two-edged sword, tho', because if you need to get up to go to the bathroom everybody KNOWS you've left...

So today I went to the "JavaOne Alumni Fireside Chat" with James Gosling,...

Its the Sunday before my fifth JavaOne and already I can see that I'm gonna be really sleepy by next Friday. As usual for me BOFs, Community Meetings and nightime activities will keep me up...