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500 Projects is Enough

Posted by brinkley on October 30, 2006 at 6:57 PM PST

The JavaDesktop community has just hit 500 projects. That's an awesome accomplishment for any community and a milestone worthy of a change. So with 500 projects under my watch I'm turning the community leadership reigns over to Jeff Dinkins, my silent sidekick for the last four and half years, and Hans Muller.

It has been great to work in one of the most vibriant communities in java.net. We have the highest readership on our community page by a factor of ten. We have the second highest number of projects and before the big boys from Glassfish and the JDK comumunity came on board, the highest number of projects in the top 10.

But don't think you can get rid of me that easily. I'm still going to be involved in java.net as the community leader of a brand new community that within three years I hope will rival the Desktop community. I can't tell you anymore at this point in time other than wait another couple of weeks to see a community that will combine both application and platform developers in a community that will provide the same one stop shopping that JavaDesktop has done for the client...Whew...I get the shakes just thinking about the possibilities!

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