June 10, 2003
CollabNet and O'Reilly Partner with Sun on Collaborative Development Site--java.net: Unique, Web-based Community Facilitates Java Collaboration for 3 Million Developers Using the Java Platform
San Francisco, CA--JavaOne Developer Conference--The best modern
software development is a collaborative effort, distributed among a
global community of developers who together build a vigorous and
sustainable software ecology. Today at JavaOne, Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., and CollabNet, Inc. announced java.net, a
site that is designed to be the ultimate watering hole for the entire
Java developer ecosystem.
Sponsored by Sun, java.net is the central location for developers to
share ideas, related source code, documentation, and other development
work based on Java technology. O'Reilly and CollabNet, two companies
noted for fostering independent developer communities, are providing
the editorial resources and technology infrastructure for the site.
java.net provides an independent meeting place for all of the companies
and individuals that make up the Java developer community; along with
tools for collaboration, news, and information about the latest and
most innovative Java development efforts.
"Sun is committed to the evolution of the Java technology and the Java
developer community. Our partnership with O'Reilly and CollabNet
enables Sun to provide Java developers with access to the industry
leading resources, technical content, and collaborative development
tools necessary to coordinate their development activities through a
unified environment. We're looking forward to java.net becoming the
source for Java developers worldwide to collaborate on Java
applications, tools and services," said Mike Bellissimo, Senior
Director, Sun Software Developer Marketing and Management, Sun
The first projects to be available on java.net showcase the broad range
of capabilities of the Java technology, including: development, gaming,
peer-to-peer protocol, telecommunications, and web services. The
java.net community showcases popular Java technologies including:
NetBeans.org, Jini network technology, and Project JXTA, as well as
development initiatives such as JAIN, a set of Java technology-based
APIs for development of telecommunications products and services.
Using the CollabNet SourceCast environment, java.net members can
collaborate on projects and exchange information across geographically
distributed teams. The CollabNet SourceCast environment combines
applications for: software development, knowledge management, and
technical communication controlled through a centralized project
workspace and based on a centralized fine-grain role-based permissions
O'Reilly is producing technical content for the site, including Java
Today, a community newspaper for Java developers.
In addition to daily Java news that is collected by O'Reilly editors or
submitted by the Java community, the site will highlight the work of
its members, and provide profiles of interesting projects and people.
O'Reilly is also managing the site's talkbacks, wikis, and blogs, which
provide plenty of avenues for developers to connect with each other,
get questions answered, and find collaborators.
The resources and content on java.net will benefit all types of Java
developers, whether they work at large corporations, small to medium
businesses, or on independent projects. Developers can start their own
projects relating to Java technology or participate in projects
sponsored by Sun or started by other community members. java.net also
contains organizational and archival features to easily keep track of
all project activities.
"java.net provides developers with a unique combination of technologies
and source code from Sun, as well as other organizations, technical
content from O'Reilly, and the CollabNet collaborative development
environment. Because the CollabNet SourceCast environment is the basis
for other major Sun sponsored Java communities including: Jini.org,
jxta.org and netbeans.org, developers will be familiar with the tools
available on java.net," said Brian Behlendorf, co-founder and CTO,
"For the past twenty-five years, we've been listening closely to
developers and bringing them the information they need. java.net
incorporates the best practices of our publishing and web development
efforts," said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly & Associates.
"With java.net, we're bringing the O'Reilly perspective to the Java
community, and, just as important, we're creating a site where
community members can learn, speak up, and connect."
CollabNet provides companies with solutions for Collaborative Software
Development (CSD) by combining a Web-based software application with a
suite of consulting services. Using these solutions, customers can
collaborate on development projects within an enterprise, with
customers, business partners, or with third party developers. CollabNet
enables corporations to reduce costs and increase revenues by bringing
different project team members together, regardless of their location.
The CollabNet SourceCast environment has been proven to scale from
companies with a handful of users to enterprises with tens of thousands
of users. CollabNet is currently working with dozens of Fortune 500 and
industry-leading enterprise companies, including: Barclays Global
Investors (BGI), Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW), HP, Motorola,
SK Telecom, and Sun Microsystems. Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the
Apache Software Foundation, established CollabNet in July 1999. For
more information, see www.collab.net.
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