Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Salon I
The Java and the Open Source communities are among the most active development communities in the world today. Many believe that this communities are at odds, and can't work together. But at the root of both communitiesare developers and principles that try to promote freedom, trough different and not necessarily compatible means. This BOF will discuss how thesecommunities are looking to achieve software freedom and will promote an open discussion on the issues that keep these two strong developers communities from working better together. Hosted by Java community leaders, it will present the views of Java developers and were we stand. Freedom isnot a static stamp, is a continuous battle, and this discussion is a necessary one to move a step forward in the right direction.
Bruno Ferreira de Souza is the Community Manager of the JUGs Community inside java.net, a Java Consultant and Evangelist for Summa Technologies, and founder of SouJava -- The Java Society, Brazil's largest JUG. Working with Java technology since the early days, Bruno became the number one Java evangelist in the country. Bruno works with large corporations to architect and apply Java, Jini, and JXTA technologies into mission-critical, distributed systems. As evangelist, he has extensive experience with articles, including blogs in java.net and Artima portals, and giving presentations at the largest events in Brazil and U.S. Bruno is member of the JCP, and wearing Brazil's flag, has led the growing Brazilian participation at JavaOne and the Java community. Managing SouJava's effort inside java.net, Bruno is responsible for overseeing many open source projects, and in achieving cooperation with the nation's Free Software community. AsCommunity Manager of the JUGs Community at java.net, Bruno has helped expand and strengthen JUGs worldwide.
Bruno's views on open source can be exemplified by his blogs:
Free Software and Software Development in the Government
Open Source, Standards and Compatibility: Software Freedom, is this a valid concept?