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The Swiss Duke

Posted by robogeek on April 2, 2007 at 11:14 AM PDT

I see on's blog The first ever Swiss Duke now on a variant of our beloved Duke wearing Swiss garb.

They say: Jazoon, the international conference on Java™ technology, brings together experts and professional users of Java and open source technologies from all over Europe. Featuring a comprehensive range of topics, renowned speakers, a varied program of social and cultural events, parallel exhibition with integrated career platform and optimal logistics, Jazoon'07 provides young professionals and established specialists with a unique live experience.

You may remember that with open sourcing Sun's implementation of the Java platform, to form the OpenJDK project, we also open sourced Duke. This made the Duke mascot available for anybody to reuse as they wish.

This is the first reuse of Duke I've seen outside Sun. Are there others?

BTW, I have posted my own rendition of Duke, the Robo Duke which is meant to be used for GUI automation tools based on the java.awt.Robot class.

The Duke project on has information and source files.

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