Distinguished Speaker Series with Jason Hunter



  • Open Source From the Inside

    Join us between from 6:00-7:00pm for light snacks and a networking reception.

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    Jason Hunter, Former Vice-President, Apache Software Foundation and Creator of JDOM


    Introduction By

    Justyna Horwat , Apache Software Foundation Member and JSTL Product Lead, Sun Microsystems


    Co-hosted by the Computer History MuseumThe Institute for the FutureACM San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and CSPA

    Open source isn't about a license, it's about human interaction and individual motivation. I've seen open source from all sides. I've been an individual contributor and project leader. I've helped commercial projects go open and designed ways for open projects to absorb commercial codebases.

    In this talk, I'll share my favorite stories about open source and the lessons they teach us:

    • Taking the Tomcat servlet engine from a Sun internal project to an Apache open source project
    • How Jakarta changed Apache's character
    • How NOT to think about Apache
    • Lessons from the JDOM project
    • Why my current work isn't open source
    • How companies can best use open source
    • The past, present, and future of open source Java


    Read more on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series and see a list of upcoming speakers!


    Speaker Bio: Jason Hunter (Bio)

    As Apache's representative to the Java Community Process Executive Committee, Hunter helped establish a landmark agreement allowing for open source Java implementations. He's publisher of Servlets.com andXQuery.com, an original contributor to Apache Tomcat, a creator of the JDOM open source project, and a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet, JSP, JAXP, and XQJ API development. At CollabNet, he helped launch and maintain OpenOffice.org. He currently works at Mark Logic where he's developing structured search applications using XQuery. Hunter is the author of "Java Servlet Programming" (O'Reilly).

    Event Logistics


    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium

    3333 Coyote Hill Road

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking & Light Snacks

    7:00-9:00pm Program




    $15 SDForum and Co-Hosting Organizations

    $25 Non-members

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