Wednesday Jan 03, 2007

Sun's Role in the Jakarta Project Conception and Name

Did you know that the Apache Jakarta Project is "named after the conference room at Sun Microsystems where the majority of discussions leading to the project's creation took place." I'd hadn't heard this until recently I found that quote in the Wikipedia's Jakarta Project article.

Interesting tidbit. Unfortunately, it looks like that room was in Sun's old Cupertino campus. If so, I wonder if anyone thought to keep the its name plate. Seems like it should go into a computing museum somewhere (or at least a memorabilia sale on eBay).

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