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Covering JavaOne - Day Three

Posted by daniel on July 1, 2004 at 4:05 AM PDT

The "Communities in Action" gathering brought together many of the open source Java efforts sponsored by Sun.

Last night, presented our first set of awards at the "Communities in Action" event. It was great sharing the night with the folks from Jini, JXTA, and the JCP. The honorees included Bruno Souza for outstanding contributions as an individual. Bruno has helped in many different ways during our first year including leading the JUGs community, helping to attract project and members, contributing to projects, creation of the jnadmin tool participating in the community-leadership meetings, and promoting in publications in more than one language including the JavaOne magazine distributed at this year's show.

The JOGL project was singled out for its influence on other projects. JOGL, along with projects JOAL and JInput are being used by Java games developers, but the Java APIs for Open GL are also being widely adopted by projects looking for more responsive rendering of 2D and 3D spaces.

Open for business, OFbiz, received an award for its exemplary use of project tools to drive toward project goals and collaboration. This project's community has far exceeded the initial goals of its creators and has created an independent conference that allows community members to exchange ideas.

The JavaDesktop community received the editor's choice award. This community has consistently refreshed their home page and provided the editorial staff with a seemingly endless array of features, stories, and projects to link to from the front page. In the past week, this community has been busy open sourcing one project after another. Roger Brinkley and Kathy Walrath represented the community in receiving the award.

Our MVP is producer Sarah Breen. Sarah has touched and improved every facet of the site and community. She continues to shape the site and support the projects and communities but most of all she supports the membership with help, advice, and unparallelled professionalism. There is no part of that doesn't benefit from her presence.

We've changed the front page of between now and July 6 to host our coverage for this year's JavaOne Conference. In the middle, below this daily editor's note you will find highlighted blogs, forum postings and news items. We have added some guest bloggers from for the conference to our webloggers. In addition we are adding news stories from various feeds into the mix. In the right column we are featuring announcements of new projects and communities being launched here on

Have opinions about the future J2SE releases? Follow the link in the right column to a brief survey. I will rant about the number five some other day.
Most of the right column is occupied by a live feed of weblogs, forum posting, and news items. We don't filter this feed in any way and present the latest postings. The center column presents some of the highlights, but all of our blog entries and JavaOne Forum postings appear in the right column.

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