Thursday, April 23, 2009

CongoJUG is already in SUN's General community incubator

I am very happy to annonce you that, Congo Java User Groupe will soon be included officialy in SUN's Java User Group Community hosted on We are already in SUN's General community incubator.

Bellow Eric's message.
Eric is an active member of JUG Comunity :

Hi Jean-Françcois,

I did already approve your project and place it in the General community incubator, as that follows our standard approval process
for new projects.

The next step is for the JUG Community Leaders to review the project for inclusion to the JUG Community, which is all
but a formality at this point considering the level of maturity your JUG already displays. When that occurs they will
move your project into the JUG Community space on

I would recommend that you log in to your project and begin to fill it with the content you'd like to share with your
fellow JUG members.

Best of fortune to you,

Eric Renaud

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oracle becomes Java platform owner !

Over my concerns about Oracle's intentions, I disagree with Dennis's article
Oracle-Sun: an enterprise catastrophe interpretation for three
Oracle will be great opening to win the confidence of the people. I am not convinced that the situation would have been better with IBM or Google. Many Oracle's competitors like IBM, SAP, HP have several products based on Java technologies. Oracle may face engthy antitrust prosecution if they close and costly platform.
And Java is now under the GPL. Nothing prevents IBM, Google or any other company to take this code and to change the platform by themselves.
Finally, Oracle already have a JVM with BEA acquisition year ego and did not need to control more Java.
I think Oracle acquisition seem like an attack against competitor Dell or HP. Oracle is buying mainly servers and OS to complete his integration.
(Credit to my colleague Frédéric D.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I have just create CongoJUG a Java User Group

Congo Java User Group is the community intented to bring together Java programmers, Java users in Brazzaville Congo, Africa.
We aim to meet other local Java developers to talk and share ideas, thoughts and best practices about code, architecture, and innovation.
We also create study group for Java certification, and articles geared towards Java beginners.

Both beginners and pros are welcome!

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Our site is in progress !!