Oracle + Sun: Developer Community FAQ & Product Strategy Webcasts

*Exhale*. After nine months of preparation, we can surface our plans for Sun's Developer and SysAdmin communities (summary: community continuity is priority #1) and as well as product strategy. Welcome, Sun.

First, allow me to refer you to the new Overview and FAQ for the Developer Community, which reveals the fact that JavaOne will be co-located with Oracle Develop in San Francisco this fall as well as taken on the road to Brazil, Russia, India, and China; that we love Java Champions and Java.net; and other things (and yes, we want your comments and feedback here).

Second, see this series of Product Strategy Webcasts for specific information about Java, GlassFish, NetBeans, JavaFX, et al. Also really, really informative.

I wish I could meet each and every one of you, but social media will have to do for now.

Comments:

Congratulations folks. It seems you successfully answered a bunch of questions that have been out there ever since the acquisition of Sun by Oracle has been announced. Happy especially to see future perspectives for NetBeans, Glassfish, Java and OpenOffice. As a company, at the moment we're into becoming an Oracle customer for other reasons (database migration), so continuing support for the "open" communities being former Sun communities and now part of the Oracle "ecosystem" just seems a worthwhile thing to do. Best regards, Kristian

Posted by Kristian Rink on January 27, 2010 at 06:22 PM PST #

What about OpenSolaris? In many ways, it's been conspicuous by its absence. The User Groups are mentioned, but they're just one part of the OpenSolaris community and development ecosystem.

Posted by Peter Tribble on January 28, 2010 at 12:28 AM PST #

He he, it looks like the bulk of Sun's people are now benchmarking Oracle's websites :) Yes, opensolaris is, IMO, the only really big piece that remains to be known but, there are still several products that still have a big questionmark (Messaging Suite comes up but, there are others). Well, Americans drink American coofee so, it takes them some time to wake up, let's see what the next hours bring :) PS. Oracle, the #1 Opensource contributor, ... kind of catchy :)

Posted by Jaime Cardoso on January 28, 2010 at 02:02 AM PST #

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