Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Moderated by Kevin Shockey
This BOF will provide compelling information on why an Open Source implementation of Java is now a reality. With significant developments such as the announcement of the Apache Harmony Project, SNAP Platform and SNAPPIX, the debate from OSCON last year is laid to rest.
To begin, the BOF session will examine the myths and the realities of Open Source Java. With a clearer understanding of the realities, this session will then establish the grounds for a new on-going discussion about the future of Open Source Java. Updated information on the leading projects will be included in this discussion.
Next, the BOF will introduce the SNAP Development Center and the unique model they have used to create the first completely integrated open source Java software development toolkit. This model entails the collaboration between the Puerto Rican Government, the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and private industry. This collaboration resulted in creating an open source project within the university to train and employ future open source software development engineers.
Finally, the BOF will provide live demonstrations of the SNAP Platform and the SNAPPIX live open source Java CD. Both of these projects feature the integration of SableVM, GNU Classpath, Jikes, Eclipse, and Apache Jakarta Tomcat. There will also be demonstrations of SNAP Platform compliant applications. For those in attendance, their will also be plenty of SNAP Platform and SNAPPIX goodies and maybe even a few surprise guests.