The two big headlines today are that Java is on the road to open source ("It's not whether, but how. We'll go do this," new Sun software head Rich Green told the new Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz at JavaOne) and that the 'Q,' Motorola's thin, Windows Mobile smart phone/PDA is about to ship (in San Francisco for Gartner Symposium, Motorola CEO Ed Zander said, "We're in the throes of getting it released.")
At JavaOne in June 2005 in reference to open sourcing its Java app server, enterprise server bus and Solaris, Schwartz said, "This is one step forward as we continue to open-source all of Sun's software assets. It's good for business. It's also good for the world." Java father James Gosling and Tim Bray, one of the XML originators, have both commented in the past on open sourcing Java as a kind of inevitability.
I talked to Zander last September about the Q, and the news was it would be out in December 2005.
Motorola CEO Ed Zander in September 2005 holding up the Q and a pink Razr
More coverage from on JavaOne and Zander's visit to Gartner Symposium:
Schwartz and Green on open sourcing Java [video]
Zander on the Q as a game changer [video]
Zander talks Q with Gartner analysts [video]
Zander's complete interview with Gartner analysts [podcast]
Zander talks DRM [video]
Zander on the Motorola/Apple alliance [video]
Zander on the meaning of the RAZR [video]