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  SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls will close on December 31, 2005. So far more than 16,000 readers cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX. Best Java Products of 2005: http://java.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Linux Products of 2005: http://linux.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://webservices.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best .NET Products of 2005: http://dotnet.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://mxdj.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most prestigious awar... (more)

From the SYS-CON Archives: If Sun Gets Bought, Who Gets Java?

"It's not easy to see why IBM would want to buy Sun," writes Javalobby founder Rick Ross in his latest discussion of the vexed question: who, if Sun were bought, would get Java? The discussion has been fueled both by last week's Kodak decision which has found Java to be in breach of certain copyrights held by Eastman Kodak Co., and this week's Oracle-PeopleSoft shenanigans, with a takeover of the latter by the former looking increasingly likely by the day.   But if not IBM, then who? "A more likely name that often surfaces would be Japanese giant, Fujitsu, which is already Sun's ... (more)

News from the JCP

(July 31, 2003) - While some lucky developers are vacationing, the Java Community Process committees have been hard at work. Here's a quick roundup of the most recent JCP announcements: The ME Executive Committee has approved the request for JSR-000226," Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME," to continue development in the JCP, version 2.5. The SE/EE Executive Committee has approved the request for JSR-000227, "A Standard Data Binding & Data Access Facility for J2EE," to continue development in the JCP, version 2.5. The Public Review Draft Specification for JSR-000168, "Portl... (more)

Is Java Bigger than Sun? - The Java Ecosystem Debates the Future of Java

Sun's President: "JavaOne Wasn't About Sun" It was billed, to the press anyway, as a debate on "The Big Question." It brought together, in the general session hall yesterday morning at JavaOne in San Francisco's Moscone Center, seven highly vocal actors on the technology stage, including: Brian Behlendorf of the Apache Software Foundation; Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University; Sun's Rob Gingell, Chairman of the Java Community Process; Rod Smith, VP of Emerging Technologies at IBM; and the father of Java himself, Sun's James Gosling. But what was the question? Was it shoul... (more)

Tod Nielsen to Leave BEA This Week

Related Links: Ellison: Acquisition Strategy "Only Way to Survive" BEA Systems' chief marketing officer, Tod Nielsen, is quitting the corporate software company effective Thursday this week, according to a regulatory filing. BEA Systems  said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Nielsen would leave to "pursue other interests." BEA Systems representatives could not be immediately reached for comment. In recent after-hours trades, the company's shares dipped 0.7 percent to $6.93. The stock closed the regular session higher by 2.2 percent at $6.98. Well kn... (more)