Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

Call for Participation Is Now Open: CommunityOne East and West!

2008 CommunityOne San Francisco was such a success, that we're expanding the program with TWO CommunityOne events for 2009

CommunityOne East - March 18, 2009 CommunityOne West - June 1, 2009  
Marriott Marquis (Broadway @ W46th St.) Moscone Center (Howard St. between Third St. and Fourth St.)
New York City San Francisco, CA

How great is that?!

CommunityOne Is Defined by Your Participation

It’s your conference. Help define this year's event by submitting a 50-minute technical session, a 50-minute community panel, or a 5-to-10-minute lightning talk on:

   1. Next-Generation Platforms - Development and deployment in the cloud; virtualization.
   2. Social and Collaborative Platforms - Social networks and Web 2.0 trends.
   3. RIAs and Scripting - Rich Internet Applications, scripting and tools.
   4. Web Platforms - Dynamic languages, databases, and web and application servers.
   5. Mobile Development - Mobile platforms, devices, tools and application development.
   6. Native Development - HPC, chip multithreading, code base development, customization and contribution.
   7. Open - Any and all subjects are fair game.

Submissions are due by December 11.

CommunityOne is a conference sponsored by Sun Microsystems focused on open source innovation and implementation. It brings together developers, technologists and students for technical education and exchange.

How to Submit - Get details and submit talks here

Questions or Comments?

Post to our wiki, or email the conference team with general questions at:
communityoneeast@eventreg.com   or   communityonewest@eventreg.com

Sunday Nov 16, 2008

Now Available: StarOffice 9

Today we announced the availability of StarOffice 9 with new versions of word processor, presentation, spreadsheet, database and drawing software.

This major update to Sun's productivity suite comes with native support for Mac OS X, delivers significant enhancements and provides advanced, extensible productivity tools for all users.

StarOffice 9 is available for download from here for $34.95. Volume pricing for the enterprise starts at $25 per user and is immediately available from Sun and its authorized resellers.

The new subscription model includes license and support, comes in one- and three-year terms, and the customers can choose between standard or premium support. More information about services is available here.

Information about features, extensions and languages can be found here.

StarOffice 9

Wednesday Sep 10, 2008

Project Darkstar: Open Source for the Online Game Universe

Project DarkstarSun Laboratories' focus on open source projects continues to dovetail with open source community efforts, this time on the gaming front with Project Darkstar. For those of you who may not be familiar with Project Darkstar, it is a a software infrastructure designed to simplify the development and operation of massively scalable online games, virtual worlds and social networking applications, Sun's partner and active community contributor fatfoogoo, which provides in-game commerce ecosystems, announced today that it will offer micropayment software through Project Darkstar. Fatfoogoo is the first company to design commercial billing and transaction software to work explicitly with the Project Darkstar technology. Having the fatfoogoo software available through Project Darkstar will make it easier for game developers to add payment capabilities to their games – letting players make “micropayments” to each other, or to the game publisher. Read more about fatfoogoo’s work with Project Darkstar .

Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

GlassFish-MySQL Student Contest

We just announced a new student contest today...

Students can develop a web application using MySQL database and GlassFish application server and write a review for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 in Visa debit card, and five chances to win a prize of $250 in Visa debit card.
Student Contest
The details are here.

Thursday Aug 14, 2008

Open Source Light-Weight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) for Java ME Available Now!

Today Sun released the source code for its implementation of the Java-based light-weight UI toolkit (LWUIT) for mobile UI development to the java.net community under the GPLv2 w/Classpath Exception license.

The source code, documentation, and sample and demonstration code is available now.

LWUIT Graphic LWUIT is an advanced UI library that enables rapid development of mobile applications that will run consistently across Java ME enabled devices. It includes a full set of ready-made graphical components, as well as sophisticated support for themes, fonts, animation and transition effects. To help you get started with the technology, more details about LWUIT can be found in the LWUIT Tutorial & on the Forum.

Craig Gering, Senior Director of Embedded Java Software at Sun said: "By creating LWUIT, Sun is reaffirming its commitment to the mobile development community and by open sourcing the LWUIT code, we are enabling mobile developers to quickly and easily create rich, portable interfaces for their applications - functionality that they have been requesting for some time.  This software will also help address the mobile industry's fragmentation issue by enabling developers to create a single interface that will work anywhere Java is found."

Shai Almog has a whole blog dedicated to Java development & LWUIT, which has some cool video demos & more sample code.

And Terrence Barr, the Ambassador of the Java Mobile & Embedded Community also offers some LWUIT commentary over on his blog.

Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

OpenOffice wins 3 SourceForge.net community awards

OpenOffice is the winner of 3 categories in SourceForge.Net 2008 Community Choice Awards.

Details here.



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