O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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The Reality of Open Source Java: SNAP Platform and SNAPPIX

Track: BOF
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: E142

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.

Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)
Hewlett Packard
Sun Microsystems

Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Black Duck Software
Covalent Technologies
GroundWork Open Source Solutions
Intel Corporation
Mergere, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc.

Media Sponsors

boing boing
C/C++ Users Journal
DevtownStation News
Digital ID World
Enterprise Open Source Journal
Free Software Magazine
InsideMac Radio
Integration Developer News
Linux Journal
Open Enterprise Trends
Software Association of Oregon
Version Tracker
Wi-Fi Technology Forum
Women's Technology Cluster

In-Kind Sponsors

Dell Inc.
Griffin Technology
Harman Multimedia


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