- Statement by the ASF Board on recent Java-related events : The Apache Software Foundation Blog
Two items from the ASF on all the Java hubbub: (1.) "the Apache Harmony project is evaluating its project goals and future, as Oracle's decision blocks Harmony from achieving the original community goal of a TCK-tested, spec-compliant, Apache-licensed implementation of Java SE." (2.) "We thank IBM Corporation for their contributions to Apache Harmony, and wish them well in their future endeavors in open source Java."
- Worldwide Excitement for Windows Phone
Blog sent over by Microsoft showing WP7 excitement. Nice pictures!
- Twitter / @Ian Skerrett: the software industry is a …
We always enjoy a compliment over here. Thanks
- "I believe that the JCP is no longer a credible specification and standards body" –Doug Lea
"For other efforts, I cannot recommend to anyone that they use the JCP JSR process, as opposed to some other group/organization/body, to gain consensus for proposed specifications. So I expect to see fewer submissions as people begin to realize that other venues provide better opportunities. I suppose there is some possibility that I will help improve support for such standards elsewhere, but I don't have any immediate plans."
- Windows Phone 7: The Ars Review
18 pages of details. And, no, I didn't read them all.
- Dear Oracle, Get a Clue « Ian Skerrett
A bold post from Ian Skerrett imploring Oracle to get involved in the conversation around Java. It's not a beat like Siebel, Oracle DB, and PeopleSoft that you can just milk cash from – or, maybe that's the point and we just have to get used to the community implications thereof. Conspiracy theories ahoy!
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