----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Allen" <dan.j.allen(a)gmail.com>
To: "Aleksandar Kurtakov" <akurtako(a)redhat.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 9:22:28 PM
Subject: Re: [fedora-java] Draft of the Fedora Java story
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 2:15 AM, Aleksandar Kurtakov <
akurtako(a)redhat.com > wrote:
That's awesome page Dan!
We were really missing someone with marketing skills. I really like
where you're heading too.
Thanks! I think this is a good fit for me given my background
evangelizing and hacking on both Linux and Java. As time permits
I'll get involved in a few more of the packages as well.
Btw, one of the visions that I don't mention explicitly in the brief
is that several of the core JBoss developers have discussed over the
years the idea of being able to provide a "contributor toolkit" in
the form of a spin, a remix or hosted vm image. It often takes
awhile to get new contributors spun up, and it would be awesome just
to give them
a) something that gets them started quickly
b) something that reinforces the OSS culture
That's one of the reasons I've been so excited about the Fedora Java
That would really be awesome. Gnome is moving in this direction too and sooner or later
every project will do it because the complexity grows exponentially and setting things up
becomes harder and harder.
I think (b) is just as important as (a), because Java developers
aren't by default OSS or Linux advocates. That's just more
opportunity for Fedora Java to make an impact.
Of course, I'm well aware that Fedora Java is much broader than the
concerns of JBoss middleware, and the key is to touch as much of the
JVM ecosystem as possible. That includes desktop technologies like
Java-based applications as well as frameworks like Griffon.
Well, keeping us being best in few places gives us more chances than being
moderate/acceptable for most tasks. At least I feel like I do way more impact
concentrating on Eclipse stuff compared to the time I've been trying to be Fedora Java
"jack of all trades" :). So everyone concentrating on his best might be the best
call who knows :).
Dan Allen Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat | Author of Seam in
Registered Linux User #231597