Showing posts from January, 2011

If Hudson Community renames Hudson to Jenkins, Will Oracle Fork?

The Hudson community is currently voting on whether to rename the project. Since it is on Github, my assumption is that if there is a name change, then it will simply be made to the project. That would then mean that Oracle would then fork from that code and I am guessing bring it onto it's own servers. There have been other instances where a project renamed itself. I recall with EJBoss was told by Sun it was breaking the EJB trademark and had to rename itself. Probably one of the biggest favors Sun ever did for JBoss. However, I am not aware of a project renaming itself like this and a fork happening back to the previous name. I wonder if this is a first?

Marc Fleury Comments on Oracle and Open Source

Marc has a way of boiling things down to the essence... "There is also a large dose of ignorance of how "things work" on the part of Oracle in how it approaches these problems. At the end of the day, an OSS project is lead by a few individuals that truly drive the community. If Oracle feels it "owns" certain projects but the work is done outside the company, then Oracle doesn't own shit. Point in case when it gets down to it in Hudson, it seems to me that Kohsuke Kawaguchi, also known as KK, and his friends do all the work, while Oracle just waves their arms wildly. A community without its community of developers is an empty vessel, and Oracle is about to learn this lesson." The last time I posted something negative about Oracle and Open Source I was threatened with libel - so be careful Marc!

Jaspersoft Goes Modern!

Jaspersoft came out with Version 4. As the number implies, Jasper has been around quite a while. What is great about this release is that it really makes BI relevant to today's web. Lots of buzz words here like Cloud, Gadgets, UI Framework, SaaS-enabled, Tablets, etc. The real benefit to me is how Japsersoft makes it easy to use and understand data. Take a look at the high level " What's New ", also Brian Gentile's thoughts , as well as a nice little video that shows how simple query and reporting capabilities are in Jaspersoft 4:

CloudBees Buzz

We just got a report from our PR firm, Page One. I was pretty impressed by our coverage over the past month. And from the sort of discussions we have had the first week of the year it will be a busy 2011 as well... Stax Acquisition: TechCrunch " CloudBees Acquires Java Platform-as-a-Service Company Stax Networks " (12/14) CloudAve " PaaS Is The Future Of Cloud Services: CloudBees Acquires Stax Networks To Accelerate Their PaaS Strategy " (12/14) RedMonk " A new run at the Java PaaS – CloudBees buys Stax – Brief Note " (12/14) Enterprise Irregulars GigaOM " PaaS Consolidation Continues as CloudBees Buys Stax Networks " (12/14) Also appeared on NY Times : InfoWorld “ CloudBees launches Java Cloud ” (12/14) Network World Reseller News Application Development Trends " Java PaaS Provider CloudBees Acquires Stax " (12/15) CloudDaily " CloudBees Gets Busy with Acquisition of Stax Networks " (12/14) JaxEnter " Sneak P

Solar Panels

We are up and running on the Grid, producing energy! Proven Renewable Energy is the company founded by Harry Mayer, Charlie Close, Chuck Gamble and Dan Fischel to put up Solar energy systems. I happen to be friends with all of them, and was happy to be one of their first customers. From the way the system looks and operates, they will be helping a lot of other people invest in this great technology. I have solar panels from Andalay . They are a very nice looking system - low profile, all black, and all fit tightly together. Eric and Phil of Close Construction put them up. We have 33 panels on our back roof. It faces South, South East - so it is a pretty good angle. We do get shade over parts of the roof (you can see that in the crane picture) during the heart of winter. They use a neat little device that gets put on different parts of your roof to estimate the sun exposure over the course of the year. This is used to calculate the efficiency of the system.