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The birth of an online community.

Posted by jbob on June 10, 2003 at 2:48 PM PDT

Obviously, every large project take a lot of time and effort and building java.net was no different. We spent months incubating the idea into reality and like all projects had our share of late nights and last minute twists and curves. It all finally culminated, after some last minute flurries, with a big bang of a launch

I am not going to pretend to know a lot about child birth but a long laborous process (not exactly 9 months) with a lot of ugency and pushing at the end.....sounds like giving birth to me.

So, I can safely say we gave birth to a healthy java technology collaboration site that we named "java.net" I don't know the exact weight of this baby, but being born on June 10th makes it a Gemini, I suppose. Not sure what that means. Gemini's are great communitcators so I guess that's a good sign for it to be born under.

Ironically, my wife, Lisa, and I are expecting our first child.....news that I'm making public for the first time here! So, it looks like I will be learning to raise a child and a community at the same time.

Any advice on either would is welcome!

-jbob

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