links for 2008-08-20

  • O'Brien to push high-performance for Sun
    Congratulations to Gary, who I know completely "gets it" when it comes to open source. A clever new role created by the Sun Australia MD.
  • August 2008 Board Report - Apache Roller
    "Why did they fork? I believe this is due to the instability that was caused by our Apache policy required move away from Hibernate/LGPL and move to OpenJPA. Those two high-profile projects are still not using our new implementation and perhaps cannot justify the time required to get back in sync with main-line Roller development." Makes me wonder if Apache was the right choice after all.
  • Sun Downloads
    New download page looks much better.
  • Sun Support Center
    New page for support provides easy links to Red Hat, VMWare and more as well as to Sun support. The team has concentrated a huge amount of information into one page, quite an achievement.
  • No-Fly? No Worries, You Can Sue in Trial Court
    Want to bet how long it will be before this "loophole" is sealed with tar?
  • Open JDK in Debian's Lenny -- Distro Grandslam!
    Three years ago Java was MIA in GNU/Linux, despite the best efforts of the fine Classpath folks. Today, "Can't Swing a Dead Cat without hitting a Distro with OpenJDK Included" according to Barton. Amazing. That's the power of choosing to go with the grain of the community. We chose the community's license, worked with the communities' packagers and the rest is history.
  • Editorial: Collaboration is the new revolution
    The Guardian suggests that open source and collaborative engagement have come of age, and that the reactionaries in UK government who side with the safe past are "analogue politicians in a digital age".
  • Yup, manually posted.
Comments:

There are a couple of comments about the Roller board report over on FriendFeed http://tinyurl.com/6k6obj

Posted by Dave Johnson on August 19, 2008 at 11:43 PM PDT #

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