developerWorks: What Is JavaOne?

“I was rather disturbed by some news reports a couple of weeks
ago that said that Sun is considering merging its Sun Network
conference in with JavaOne 2005 (see Sun postpones Network product
event, for example). What’s up with this?

“Sun Network is a Sun-specific conference for its customers and
partners that is firmly rooted in Sun’s commercial interests. Most
of the large vendors have one or more such conferences a year and,
of course, they are well within their rights to do so. We’ll all
continue to do so while we can afford to hold the conferences.
Moreover, the conferences morph over the years as times change. For
example, since IBM [owns] Rational, we merged the old Rational
Users Conference with IBM developerWorks Live. This makes sense and
supports our customers and partners. Microsoft and others do
similar things…”

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