Well it looks like we might be getting an early Christmas present this year – the project that was Jini – has been formally submitted by Geir Magnusson Jr. to the Apache Incubator mailing list to be formally accepted as a podling under the name of River. The voting shoud finish by tomorrow – Dec 23rd (actually today now as it is two minutes past midnight..) – and has been very positive so far. Trawling through the apache list I havent yet seen a negative vote.
Dan and Jim have also commented on this. Well done everyone!
We had the inaugural Next Net meeting, held at the Betfair.com offices in Hammersmith, last night. It was well attended event with about 40 people there. Dan Creswell gave an excellent talk on the work he has been doing with Amazons EC2 service (slides are : here).
The aim of the group is to try and get a group of people together who are interested in creating next generation distributed systems â€“ focussing on how you build, manage and develop on large scale, high performance, highly resilient, self healing distributed systems out in the real world not buzzword land.
We are looking at holding the next meeting at Brunel University on January 18th. If you are interested in coming along, or have an idea you want to talk about – then please drop me a mail.