(July 24, 2003) - JBoss Group LLC has entered into a co-marketing agreement
with Librados Inc., a provider of J2EE-standards based application
integration software. Under the agreement, Librados has joined the JBoss
Preferred Affiliates Program. Achieving more than 2 million downloads in
2002 alone, and on track to reach three million downloads in 2003. JBoss is
the industry's fastest-growing Java application server.
Through the partnership, using the Librados Enterprise Integration Component
Server (EICS) and a family of pre-built JCA Adapters, Java developers can
perform simple or complex application integration quickly and easily from the
JBoss server or a Web server environment. Librados is reducing the cost of
application integration by offering either royalty-free source code to
independent software vendors, or extremely low-cost software to customers
with it... (more)
It began, in earnest, with Rod Smith's open letter to Sun. Then came Bob
Sutor's wheeze: Let's Bundle Java Free With Linux. IBM, in other words, has
been on Sun's case all year about developing some kind of open source
implementation of Java.
Of course Eric S. Raymond has also joined the party, with his own open letter
to Scott McNealy: "Let Java Go".
Neither IBM suggestion cut any ice with Sun, which responded that IBM's
request seemed "a little bonky."
(Mind you back in June 2003, James Gosling hadn't been quite so dismissive of
Now IBM has escalated the call for S... (more)
(September 27, 2002) - James Gosling concedes in a press interview this week
that the sheer profitability of archrival Microsoft Corporation gives them a
10-to-1 spending advantage.
"They can outspend us on anything," says Gosling.
Asked whether Jonathan Schwartz's recent appointment as Executive
Vice-President of Sun's new Software Group was likely to alter the course of
Java in any significant way, Gosling is upbeat, speculating that Schwartz's
team's commitment to "exploit the synergies" between the three legs of Sun's
software effort - Solaris, Java, and the product world - "s... (more)
(September 25, 2003) - Sun Microsystems has announced support of the Java
Desktop System on the AMD Athlon 64 processor, leveraging the momentum of
Sun's Java Desktop System and fulfilling customer demand for an alternative
desktop. Sun will provide both 32- and 64-bit Java Desktop System support for
the AMD Athlon 64 processor recently announced in San Francisco. Customers in
areas such as manufacturing, call centers, and governments will benefit from
the system's increased processing and memory power, and enhanced ability to
process mixed and digital media as well as graphics-i... (more)
Vice president, Sun Fellow, and Java technology creator Dr. James Gosling
will join Sun Microsystems' Developer Platforms group as chief technology
officer. Most recently, Dr. Gosling focused his time in the Sun Labs, leading
a research team on advanced designs for software developer tools including
refactoring methodology and pursuing advanced technology research initiatives
such as the well-known project called Jackpot. In his new role, Dr. Gosling
will work to bring the Java and tools technology advances achieved by the Sun
Labs team into the commercial space.
"Since Java tech... (more)