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February 01, 2011

Mark Wielaard: New GPG key. Finally created a new GPG key using gnupg. The old one was a DSA/1024 bits one and 8 years old. The new one is a RSA/2048 bits one. I will use the new one in the future to sign any release tarballs I might create. pub 2048R/57816A6A 2011-01-29 Key f...

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February 01, 2011

Andrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea6 1.7.8, 1.8.5, 1.9.5 Released!. We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5. This update contains the following security updates: The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 u...

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June 29, 2010

James Gosling: At the mercy of suppliers.

category: Developers

An interesting article came out in the New York Times about Dell's problems with capacitors from one of its suppliers. It really is amazing the extent to which a company is at the mercy of its suppliers. Despite all the effort that folks put into q...

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Talking in London: Zen and the art of build script maintenance

category: Java Technology

Next week (on July 8) I'll be giving a talk in London for the folks at Skills Matter, on the much-neglected topic of build script maintenance: Build scripts are an essential art in any software project. And yet they are so often fragile, britt...

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What's the meaning of "Open Source" for the man in the street?

category: Java Technology

In the recent weeks I've been surprised by how I received related inputs, from different sources and their perspectives, about the same problem. For instance, two weeks ago, I read an interview by Simon Phipps about the future of OSI an I was hi...

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