Belated Happy Birthday to the First Part of Java to Go Open Source
I meant to mark this anniversary when it came up, but missed doing so. It's been ten years, so what's an additional five weeks going to mean. On 28 June 2004 I announced, with my first entry on this blog, the first part of Java to be released into open-source. That initial release of the JavaServer Faces reference implementation was the first step in the journey towards opening Java that completed in April 2009 with the removal of the last binary plug from the OpenJDK. For my part, I've been blessed to work on open source technology all these years and have enjoyed many collaborations with the best software development community in the world, the Java community. I hope we all can continue to create the future of Java in the coming years.