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Posted by editor on December 22, 2006 at 1:26 PM PST

Holiday Pictures 2006

For technical reasons related to Wednesday's crash, we weren't able to produce the "Holiday Pictures 2006" as a feature article, like we've done in the past, so I'm going to use the last blog of 2006 to share the various contributions.

Daniel López is thankful this holiday season for the
open-sourcing of the Java platform. So he sent in "a quick shot
inside the office with a Duke we had from a J1 edition, the Suse
mascot a Linux guy had on top of his monitor and a mini-Christmas
tree my girlfriend handycrafted."

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Balakumar Muthu sent in two pictures, and writes "I would like
to dedicate this picture to the Java Developers community all over
the world and especially to Mary Smaragdis, Sun Microsystems."

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Finally, Leonardo S. De Seta writes in: "Duke has been around
here, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I just met him at the Obelisk, an
emblematic and traditional monument in this city. He asked me to
take this shot and send it to you. So, here it is!"

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Thanks to everyone who participated.

This is the last editor's blog for 2006. We'll be freezing the front page next week so that we can spend the holidays with our families. Projects, forums, weblogs, mailing lists, wikis, and community pages will still be live, so feel free to check out the various parts of the site. We'll be back with a new front page on Tuesday, January 2, 2007.

Today will also be the last day for the "Java News" section. I'd like to say thanks to News Editor Steve Mallett, who worked on the section alongside his many other pursuits. Steve set up a site called to assist with pulling in the daily news, and if you're interested in a constantly-updated collection of Java headlines from about the web, check it out. Thanks again, Steve.

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