Java Studio Enterprise and Mobility Pack To Be Opensourced!!!

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Jeff Jackson announced today at the Sao Paolo NetBeans day that Java Studio Enterprise will be opensourced!
Mobility pack was announced to be opensourced last week on CTIA. So many significant announcements are made these days... here's a picture of our VP Jeff Jackson who announced the opensourcing today:

Sun Vice President in a NetBeans T-shirt

We also announced winners of the plug-in competition. There's was a lot of cool plug-ins developed during this competition (around 25 made it), and they will all be available including source code. The winners will go to Java One and the runners up got iPod and USB sticks. More pictures taken by my mobile phone...

Winner of the plug-in contest

Second place shared by 4 guys

Tim talking about plug-in development

Tim, Bruno and Vinicius

The guy from EDS who interviewed me for JavaMundo

Petr standing as a statue

Evangelists have a really tough job :)

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Comments ( 7 )
  • Daniel Quirino Oliveira Monday, April 10, 2006
    Hello Roman,
    I'm the EDS guy who interviewed you today for MundoJava magazine. ;) Hope you keep enjoying Brazil. Cya
  • Roumen Monday, April 10, 2006
    Daniel, I am enjoying Brazil very much... I had some Capirinias tonight (do I spell it right)? It is a great drink but I really feel it... man it's so strong :)
  • Daniel Quirino Oliveira Monday, April 10, 2006
    Caipirinhas? Indeed, it's really really strong but it's a nice drink too. However, don't try having caipirinhas reading any J2EE paper. It is not a good duo ;)
    P.S.: a drink suggestion: go to the hotel bar and ask them to make you a Caipirinha with passion fruit instead of lemons.
  • Masoud Kalali Tuesday, April 11, 2006
    Very nice move from Sun letting those pack to go open will give more strength to Netbeans.
    Will sun put them under netbeans Project or they have another plan for those code bases ?
    when we can take a look at Modules that developed in plugin competition ?
  • Roumen Tuesday, April 11, 2006
    About Mobility Pack and Enterprise Pack: I think it will be done similarly as the C/C++ pack (which is in the netbeans source code base - cnd.netbeans.org), but this is only my guess - I think they have different problems right now :) e.g. going through all sources to check copyrights and other legal stuff, it's \*a lot\* of work. The plug-ins will be published on http://desafionetbeans.dev.java.net ... it may take some time though.
  • Alex Lam Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    Evangelists have a really tough job :)

    Tell me about it~ :D

  • David Wednesday, April 12, 2006
    Just a pet peev. If your going to mention a product could you provide a link? Makes it easier for me to get distracted from what I should be doing =)
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