The Future of Kenai.com

This post has been modified since the original post on Jan. 27th 2010.


UPDATED (March 2nd 2010)

Hi Everyone,

We told you we would have an update in about a month and that time has come.

The plan of record has not changed. Work is on-going for migrating the Java.net domain over to the Kenai infrastructure and we will move the existing Kenai.com projects over to the Java.net domain as soon as we have everything in place.

The work will take a bit of time to complete, so please feel comfortable using Project Kenai while we work towards the final move to Java.net.

If you have any questions please continue to send them to the kenai-admin<at>sun.com alias. As always, we'll do our best to answers them.

Best Regards,

The Project Kenai Team



IMPORTANT UPDATE (Feb.5th 2010)

Gentlepeople,

In an effort to get information out to the Kenai community quickly, while trying to manage the integration of our two companies, I think we did a poor job at communicating our plans for Kenai.com to you. I would like to remedy that now. Our strategy is simple. We don't believe it makes sense to continue investing in multiple hosted development sites that are basically doing the same thing. Our plan is to shut down kenai.com and focus our efforts on java.net as the hosted development community. We are in the process of migrating java.net to the kenai technology. This means that any project currently hosted on kenai.com will be able to continue as you are on java.net. We are still working out the technical details, but the goal is to make this migration as seamless as possible for the current kenai.com projects. So in the meantime I suggest that you stay put on kenai.com and let us work through the details and get back to you later this month.

Thanks for your feedback and patience.

Ted Farrell
Oracle Corporation

Comments:

Ted and Kenai team,

I am thrilled that you were able to announce this today and am excited about both welcoming the projects currently at Kenai.com to java.net and about our eventual move onto Kenai infrastructure. This is excellent news for both sites.

Sonya Barry
java.net Community Manager

Posted by Sonya Barry on February 05, 2010 at 08:42 AM PST #

I am really thrilled that Oracle went back on their decision to shutdown kenai.com and instead renaming it to java.net by migrating java.net infrastructure to use kenai.com infrastructure.

I personally moved my latest project from GitHub to Kenai, because I felt that Kenai offers more and renaming it to java.net, which is an established name, will only help all OpenSource Porjects. In the process I think as some users mentioned, the innovative idea of project hosting and IDE integration must leave on just to show that Oracle values it and will take it forward.

As a Java user I feel that purchase of Sun has given Oracle access to the huge market of OpenSource developers and consumers, and like Sun Oracle should be able to monetize it and compete in a whole new ever increasing open source market; as a step they should listen to the community. I did not like it when roadmap videos said kenai.com will be shutdown, but its great to learn that Oracle is not just a stubborn business machine, they listen to the community needs as well. Keep it up Oracle and a very good decision....

Imran

Posted by Imran M Yousuf on February 05, 2010 at 09:10 AM PST #

Great, great, great! :-)

Posted by Fabrizio Giudici on February 05, 2010 at 09:23 AM PST #

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Posted by Chuk on February 05, 2010 at 11:42 AM PST #

Good News, Oracle do care about Java developer's sentiments.

Posted by Kishore on February 05, 2010 at 12:17 PM PST #

Project Kenai was built using JRuby, you are in the process of migrating java.net to the kenai technology, so the Java website will be in JRuby/Rails? Yeah nice for the tons of Java web framework that just doesn't work!

Posted by Luke on February 05, 2010 at 04:59 PM PST #

Just a few days after that ultimatum: "you must leave within 60 days", what's the meaning of this sort of sideways step?
Only by having a project registered in java.net entitles to remain here?
It looks to me there was an unexpected reaction to the original decision: most active projects are just moving away, without either hesitation or complains, while Oracle is showing out an image of "battle against open source development", which may hurt them, sooner or later.
Such a kind of messy decisions, doubts, sideways stepping, make me even more sure about the decision of keeping myself out of this battleground.
Once I left by force, I don't see any good reason to make up my mind, either way.

Posted by Carlos Hoces on February 05, 2010 at 09:18 PM PST #

Don't trust oracle. I have moved all my projects from MySQL to Postgre SQL. I will move all my projects from Kenai to Sourceforge or Launchpad.

Posted by Karthikeyan A K on February 06, 2010 at 11:45 AM PST #

Moved to SourceForge for now, we'll be back for the NetBeans integration when the dust settles.

Posted by Jack V on February 08, 2010 at 08:10 AM PST #

Just stopping into to say that I think Oracle's made a brilliant choice to move the java.net architecture to Kenai. java.net has always been a very awkward and unattractive site for hosting projects and I welcome the improvements and aesthetics that Kenai can bring.

Posted by Dan Allen on February 08, 2010 at 02:57 PM PST #

Eventhough I cannot trust Oracle 100% it is a very very good news and if Oracle keeps its promise by continuing Kenai.

-Regards

Posted by samkrao on February 09, 2010 at 08:59 AM PST #

I don't like that java.net will be powered by PHP (Drupal) and JRuby (Kenai)

Posted by Ryan on February 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM PST #

[Trackback] Die von Sun Microsystems aufgesetzte Hosting-Seite Kenai wird Oracle schlie�en. Jedoch sollen die hier hinterlegten Java-Projekte auf Java.net umgezogen werden.

Posted by SILICON.de on February 10, 2010 at 05:05 PM PST #

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