JavaOne 12: Monday AM

Like last year, I will be blogging JavaOne again. Fortunately, all the JavaOne materials will be available online after the conference. For the lazy and/or impatient, I will be blogging my summary of the points that I found interesting in the sessions that I attended.

Today I'm attending the CommunityOne JavaOne pre-conference (AKA NetBeans Day).

General Session

  • According to an EU-funded study, Sun is the number one contributor of open source code in the world. More notably, we have contributed three times the number of lines of codes as the number two contributor, IBM.
  • Tim O'Reilly pointed out that while the major Internet properties are based on open-source technologies, almost none of them are themselves open source.
  • Tim O'Reilly's definition of "Web 3.0" is where it builds on the emerging data streams that aren't explicitly provided by the user, such as GPS data, gestural interfaces, etc.
  • Sun is considering how to compensate developers for open source materials that we monetize.
  • Tim O'Reilly reminds me of Dennis Hopper now that he wears a beard.

NetBeans General Session

  • Rich Green reiterated that we need to look at how to compensate the authors of open source content that we're able to monetize. "I'm sure we're going to do that... Real soon now," he said.
  • For Sun, going balls-to-the-wall open source is really just us returning to our roots and re-establishing two-way communications with our developers.
  • Schwartz on Eclipse: "THey may have more market share, but our developers have more fun." He said that we're not concerned with Eclispe. They're our "brothers in arms" against "someone else." In general, the competition has been good for us, and we're really doing well. We hope to be dominant, but we don't want to kill them.
  • There's an OpenOffice.org plugin for NetBeans for developing OOo extensions.

That's it for now. I'm off to lunch. Look for more this evening.

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