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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · May
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Comments Please · I hope soon to be­gin im­ple­ment­ing a com­ment sys­tem for on­go­ing. This space is my note­book where I’ll work out the de­sign. Since, as of this writ­ing, the sys­tem ex­ists on­ly in the­o­ry, if you have a sug­ges­tion you’ll have to send me an email. I’ll pub­lish the help­ful ones. [Up­date: Tons of super-intelligent com­ments, in­formed by (some­times bit­ter) ex­pe­ri­ence. Thanks! I’ll pub­lish them, but a cou­ple of things emerge. First, I do have to plan to fight spam. Se­cond, I should have a look at camp­ing.] ...
 
Q&A · In the open­ing ses­sion at NetBeans day, Jonathan Schwartz said a few words and then brought Rich Green, our new soft­ware supre­mo, up on stage. After say­ing some nice things about Rich, Jonathan pro­posed that they do a Q&A, with Jonathan ask­ing the ques­tion­s, say­ing a “I’ll sim­u­late a developer”. His first ques­tion was “So Rich, are you go­ing to open-source Java?” Rich start­ed with “Well, why not?” But then he gave what I thought was a re­al­ly trans­par­ent brain-dump on the in­ter­nal de­bate here at Sun, which is along the lines of “Open source good, com­pat­i­bil­i­ty es­sen­tial”. So it’s go­ing to take a lot of work to fig­ure out the sto­ry around com­pat­i­bil­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ty, and that’s go­ing to re­quire plen­ty of in­put from out­side Sun. But then Rich said it again: “Why not?”
 
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