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Last preprations and first impressions from JavaOne 2009 – guess who is not a sponsor (not even an iron or wood level?)
As JavaOne – preceded by CommunityOne which kicks off tomorrow morning – is approaching fast, this might be a good moment to discuss some of the early rumours, the expectations and certainly the questions that this year’s edition of JavaOne will hopefully answer over the next 5 days or so.
One remarkable thing: Last year, Oracle was the platinum sponsor of JavaOne 2008. This year, Oracle acquired Sun (or at least made a deal with Sun’s board of directors). Whether they are now short on cash and could not afford the sponsorship or whether through Sun Oracle will be visible all the same or whatever the reason is: Oracle is not a sponsor and apparently is not even on the Java Pavilion. So Big Red, who swallowed BEA with the WebLogic, Aqualogic and Plumtree products, Collaxa/BPEL, Coherence DataGrid, EclipseLink, Apache Trinidad, … , is not very visible. I noticed a few presentations by Oracle speakers, so there is some presence but it is minimal.
So who are the big sponsors? (more…)