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Yeshim Blog - Will Sun Open Source Java in Tokyo? Sun's JavaOne Tokyo event will take place next week in Tokyo. If James Gosling and other Sun executives are not travelling in Brazil, then they will most likely be at JavaOne Tokyo. Sun traditionally schedules this event to make big announcements. There is a rumor in the industry that Sun may open source Java next week in Tokyo, but this is just a rumor and no one really knows it until the first day of the show. posted Tuesday, 1 November 2005 3 PM EST ... (more)

McNealy & Schwartz Make Sun's Great Free-Software Gamble

Even though in April 2004 he appointed Jonathan Schwartz president and COO, Sun supremo Scott McNealy has never quite managed to take a step backwards out of the limelight. Or even half a step for that matter. The blame for that lies squarely on McNealy's shoulders - or, rather, on his lips. Because no other CEO in the Valley has quite McNealy's gift for quips, put-downs, one-liners, and significant "quotable quotes." JDJ News Desk here brings a weekend round-up. "Sun Is Not Proprietary, Just As IBM Is Not Bankrupt" It was a year ago now that McNealy tore into a reporter as fol... (more)

Open Source JSP Tag Library Project Provides 100% Java Front-End to the GoogleMaps API

Google:maps - a freeware, open-source project to provide a 100% Java front-end to the GoogleMaps API - is a JSP taglibrary that provides cross-browser and clean GoogleMaps output, every time, according to the enthusiasts behind the project. Led by Tom E. Cole, whose day job is as general manager of Lamatek, Inc., the group says that the Tag Library provides JSP developers with the ability to create fully functional Google Maps with absolutely no JavaScript or AJAX programming. "I like JSP technology," Cole explains, "and I like GoogleMaps. To me it was a perfect match, creating ... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Schwartz Is Toast - Miko Matsumara

According to Web visionary and SOA expert Miko Matsumara, there was only one certain result of there being two board factions at Sun Microsystems, one in favor of the IBM deal (the Jonathan Schwartz faction) and the other opposing (the Scott McNealy faction): "Mark my words, Schwartz is toast, IBM deal or no deal," declared Mastumara recently in his 'SOA Thoughts' blog. Now that Oracle has bought Sun instead, will the same apply? Scott McNealy & Larry Ellison on SYS-CON.TV "If the IBM deal fails completely ...look for Scott McNealy to pull a Michael Dell (or a Jerry Yang, dependi... (more)

How Java, Yahoo, and Google Combined Can Bring You "IS"...Instant Searching

(May 3, 2002) - When Dave Spencer and his colleagues at Santa Monica, California-based Lumos Technologies heard that Google had released its SOAP API, their first thought was to wonder how best to incorporate the Google search engine into Instant Messenger - on which they all, like many enterprises these days, live during business hours. The result, YIM Google, is a bot on Yahoo IM written in Java...that searches Google for you. You just send it the words you want to search on and it calls www.google.com and returns 5 results from them. "It's probably easy to get this to work in ... (more)