December 2010 Archives

Strong types

Strong types are the hobnailed boot of the Enterprise Man on the neck of the Agile Code Poet.

(been tossing this around internally and on private lists... )

ASF Resigns from JCP EC

Today, on behalf of the ASF, I sent the following to the JCP ECs and the PMO :

Dear Patrick,

On behalf of the Apache Software Foundation, I hereby resign our
seat on the SE/EE Executive Committee, effective immediately.

We'll have a post up on the Apache website with a detailed
explanation for the community - please contact me if you have
any questions.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed working with all of you
for the last 7 years, and look back fondly on the work we
did together.

I wish you the very best in sorting out this mess - Java is too
important to all of us to let the current situation continue.


Geir Magnusson Jr
The Apache Software Foundation

It's been an interesting 7 years, and ... we tried. Time to move on.

For more info, see the explanation on the ASF site.

First Doug, Now Tim

Tim Peierls resigned from the JCP EC

(Strange thing about which to start blogging again after a long hiatus, but first steps)

I'll have more to say about this debacle in the coming days, but just ponder the irony of Red Hat and Eclipse voting for a TCK license that prohibits shipping implementations of Java SE under open source licenses. Maybe they're counting on getting a better, special deal from Oracle...

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