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The first "Real-World AJAX" event, held in New York City, featured 15 speakers in 11 sessions, including many of the the world's most renowned AJAX experts, and more than 400 delegates attended while more than 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuned into the simulcast on March 13, 2006. Backbase news blog called it "a great day, and certainly the first major Ajax Event in the World!" Today, just ten weeks on, SYS-CON Events' timely "Real-World AJAX" comes to Silicon Valley, to San Jose at its very heart, and the Faculty lineup is if anything even more stellar than it was in NYC, including Google's Adam Bosworth and Paul Rademacher, Yahoo!'s Eric Miraglia, Laszlo's David Temkin and the father of the term "AJAX" himself, Jesse James Garrett. “By now there isn't a software developer on earth who isn't aware of the collection of programming technologies known as AJAX,&rdquo... (more)

ColdFusion Language to be Commoditized on Java Platform

New Atlanta will be creating and distributing a free open-source Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) version of BlueDragon, its ColdFusion-compatible web application server. It will be released under the popular GPL license, mirroring the licensing path chosen by MySQL and Java. BlueDragon has been around for nearly a decade now. The creator of BlueDragon, Alan Williamson (pictured), is hopeful that the open source version will be ready in the summer of 2008. "With nearly 10 years under its belt," Williamson says, "BlueDragon has a very large community behind it and we've p... (more)

JBoss CEO Marc Fleury Discusses Open Source

"I don't have to work anymore," said Dr. Marc Fleury in an amusing aside during a recent interview with SYS-CON.TV, from his office in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. He was referring to how his role as CEO is changing from start-up entrepreneur to manager of a more mature company, as JBoss continues to grow and experience new levels of success. Whereas in the early days he "wrote tons and tons of code," today he is more focused on the organizational and customer-related challenges common to any fast-growing company. Fleury says his company is taking square aim at IBM WebSphere an... (more)

Open Source Gets All Googly; Google Invests $350K in University OSS Program

'Google's support will strengthen the leadership role of our universities in fostering the next generation of open source technologies, projects and experts in Oregon,' said Oregon state governor, Ted Kulongoski, as Google announced its injection of $350,000 to create a joint program by Oregon State University and Portland State University to develop more open source computer technology. The program is due to start up in early 2006, according to Google's open source program manager Chris DiBona (pictured). ... (more)

Sun Charts New Territory For Open Source With OpenSPARC Project

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source ... (more)