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ONLamp: Open Source Java: No Magic Pixie Dust

Jun 30, 2004, 01:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Diego Doval)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"This Thursday, at JavaOne, there will be a panel titled 'The Big Question.' The JavaOne page on the topic offers the following (cryptic) description:

"Numerous individuals and organizations suggest that Java technology adopt a new community and development model. This panel will dive into the tangle of granular technical and legal issues, including the potential tradeoff between technologist's calls for openness vs. the market's demand for compatibility. Panelists include leading technologists, experts on legal and copyright issues, top industry analysts, and mainstream users of the technology.

"So is 'a new community and development model' codespeak for open source? Even if the panel description doesn't make it clear, that's what everyone is expecting..."

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