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Today we have announced our membership in the Open Innovation Network; you can read the official announcement here.  In this post I’d like to explain why we did so in a little more detail. 1. Increasing impact of OpenStorage and NexentaStor means predators may get annoyed In 2011 our partners will sell at least $400 million in systems that include NexentaStor as the storage intelligence.  At legacy storage provider prices this would be well over $1 billion.  We expect to be harassed in the future by legacy storage providers as they see our partners beating them in an increasing number of deals. While we are now large enough to afford the world’s top IP litigators, as you can see below we believe OIN can help protect OpenStorage and Nexenta. 2. The importance of Unix and other IP means the OIN defense is solid In storage software, most solutions can be traced b... (more)

J2EE, Democracy, and Sausage

Back in the beginning of October, I was dragged into the middle of a raging e-mail argument. The argument was whether J2EE was a success, and if it was too complicated. This was like waving a red cape in front of a Spanish bull. I felt then, as I feel now, compelled to respond. Full disclosure: I am writing this as a member of JDJ's editorial board. However, I am an unabashed J2EE partisan, and I remain a Sun employee. While I no longer work on the Java platform, I am proud of the work my team did, and the work the current team is doing now, in defining and evangelizing the Java... (more)

In Medias Res

JavaOne always provides plenty of food for thought. JavaOne 2003 was no exception. This year, Alan Williamson, our beloved editor-in-chief, organized a "birds-of-a-feather" session for the JDJ editorial board. This is quite an auspicious bunch, and this session provided an opportunity for us to meet face-to-face for the first time. The panel started out a bit slowly, and was initially lightly attended. I suspect this was because it was scheduled early in the evening by JavaOne standards, at 9:30 p.m. But after a few obligatory questions on JDK 1.5 and the JCP, people began strea... (more)

J2EE v1.4

This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application developer's perspective. Next, this talk will cover the future of J2EE, covering key issues that need to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere, universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform, and discuss its future, with an emphasis on crucial issues to be addressed in order to avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. In addressing the future of J2EE, the session will cover some key issues that ... (more)

Taking the World by Storm

Linux is taking the world of Java application servers by storm. Recently, Sun Microsystems hosted an event to tout the adoption of the latest version of the enterprise Java platform, known as Java 2 platform, Enterprise Edition, or simply J2EE 1.4. At this event, many of the application server vendors were present. Nearly all of them said Linux is making huge gains as the platform of choice for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications. The event featured a panel with well-known application server vendors IBM, BEA, Oracle, JBoss, and Sun. It also included smaller vendo... (more)