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On the Java Community Process: Expert Groups, JSRs, Observers and legal-related thoughts

Antonio Goncalves writes that Everybody should be able to easily observe JSRs. Yes, I agree. But it really is more than just being able to observe. I was an Observer for the MSA 1.0 Expert Group (EG) and other EGs; but not all…

JCP Elections 2008: A Good Day for the Developer Community

Thanks to everyone who voted for Sean at the JCP elections. The two with the most votes have been elected for JCP ME Executive Committee for the next three years. Having Sean at the EC is a very good thing, as he will…

Java Community Process 2008 Elections – Vote for Sean Sheedy

This upcoming November 17, 2008 is the last day of the JCP Executive Committee elections. This year a number of individuals have chosen to run for the SE and ME seats side-by-side large companies; see the JCP Ballot. On the ME side, we…

Mobile & Embedded Community Governance Board Nominations Open

Read more at Roger Brinkley’s Blog — Mobile & Embedded Community Governance Board Nominations Open. ceo

Just Say No to Fragmentation (and to JSR-324)

One of my Pet peeves is “why create unnecessary fragmentation?”. A good example of such unnecessary efforts is JSR-324 the On Screen MIDlet API for Java ME, a JSR that basically attempted to duplicate functionality in MIDP3. Submitted by Dave Kim of SK…

Java fully open-sourced ‘by end of year’

Sun continues its move towards a fully open-sourced Java: Sun is to open-source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions. See the rest of articles: Java fully open-sourced ‘by…

Sean Sheedy running for the JCP Micro Edition Executive Committee

Sean Sheedy, a good friend of mine, is running for the Micro Edition Executive Committee at the Java Community Process. Sean is a very passionate individual who has great ideas on representing the developer community. He has been involved in this space for…

Deadline for JavaOne Call For Papers is the worst possible time

I missed the deadline (again) for JavaOne submissions… December is just the worst possible time for this: the end of the year rush for both business + family, etc… JavaOne submission deadline should be sometime in January, as in the 2nd week of…

The Java Platform is now Open Source

The Java platform is now officially open source, including Java ME. A new era for Java technology. Let's all now get involved. For more information see the Open Source Java web site. ceo

The Mobile Internationalization API for J2ME, MSA, and MicroI18N to the rescue

One of “new” JSRs in the block is the Mobile Internationalization API (JSR 238). This specification defines localization resource file formats and their organization, and of course, the API itself to manage the resources. With the Mobile Services Architecture specification (JSR 248), the…

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