by Steven G. Harris
Mystified as to how Oracle’s decisions on open source fit together? Stop looking at your crystal ball and get insight into how Oracle views open source and the role Java plays in the developer community. Find out where Oracle sees Java heading and how you can navigate the best path as an open source Java developer and decision-maker to participate in moving Java forward.
Oracle is evil!! Java and open source are doomed! The standards body is a zombie! .NET is going to eat our lunch. Larry’s planning on turning you into pet food for his Velociraptors. You’ve all heard these types of comments and many Java developers feel out of the loop and powerless to make a difference. This session will explain why these Interesting Times represent the best opportunity in Java’s history for passionate developers to get involved and help to steer Java’s open course as the premier VM and platform for software development. If you’ve been frustrated by shortcomings in Java standards then this is the place to come and throw fruit at us! As your newly elected community representatives to Java’s executive committee our mandate is to reform and streamline the standards process and make it accessible to you, the Java developer.
25th–27th July 2011