IBM execs on the decision to back OpenJDK + new Java content
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IBM tech execs Rod Smith and Jason Gartner talking about the decision to back OpenJDK over Apache Harmony. As part of the preparation, I surveyed some of my regular contributors to find out the questions they wanted to these guys to address. Assuming those questions are representative of the Java community, the responses should be of interest to everyone. My thanks to Scott Langinham, dW's podcast host and producer, and to Rod and Jason, for getting this together.
I've been working on a "round-up" piece that will provide the best commentary on this announcement from around the Web, with some analysis tossed in for fun, so stay tuned for that. Feel free to contact me with any specific sites (and/or citations) you feel absolutely must be included, and I'll take a look.
Also this week, we posted a podcast with the program manager and senior engineer from the setiQuest project. I've always been a fan of SETI and ran SETI@Home for a long time, so when I had the opportunity to find out more about this new initiative -- open sourcing the software to broaden the developer base -- I had to act! Seriously, while some may find the search for extraterrestrial intelligence futile (or worse, silly), I happen to think that the likelihood of our existence being a fluke is beyond unbelievable. But then again, I think String Theory will eventually be vindicated with the help of the LHC
Finally, this week marks the return of David Geary's JSF2 fu series, with a look at how to start implementing an HTML5 component library with JSF 2.