Sun Announces General Session Details for CommunityOne Free and Open Developer Conference

New Meetup/Mashup Event Cosponsored By NetSquared To Help Non-Profit Organizations Harness the Power of the Web

JavaOne Conference 2008
CommunityOne Conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA), today announced details on the CommunityOne conference General Session that will be held May 5, 2008 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. CommunityOne is a free, one-day event that allows developers and students to benefit from the innovation and choice of the free and open source ecosystem

Ian Murdock, vice president of Developer and Community Marketing will open the CommunityOne conference with his talk entitled "Innovate. Collaborate. Integrate". Next up will be the panel discussion, "A Multitude of Models, How Communities Work" with participation from:

  • Marten Mickos MySQL, senior vice president, Database Group, Sun Microsystems
  • Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation
  • Ted Leung Python Community and principal engineer, Dynamic Languages and Tools, Sun Microsystems
  • Stormy Peters, director of Community and Partner Programs, OpenLogic
  • Mike Evans, vice president, Corporate Development, Red Hat
  • Moderator: Matt Asay, general manager and vice president, Alfresco; Blogger, CNET

Concluding the general session will be Rich Green, executive vice president, Software, Sun Microsystems, with his presentation "Be Brilliant Faster" and an exciting news announcement.

For those unable to attend CommunityOne in person, Sun will be webcasting the general sessions, as well as streaming the technical sessions at:

There is no charge to attend the CommunityOne conference but space is limited. Full program details and information can be found at: CommunityOne attendees will also have free access to the JavaOne(SM) Pavilion and General Sessions on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. More information on the 2008 JavaOne conference is available at:


On May 4th from 12-5 p.m., the CommunityOne team is hosting a Meetup/Mashup at the Moscone Center to help local non-profit companies harness the web to help make their organizations more effective. We are working with NetSquared, a non-profit based in San Francisco, to put this event on in support of their ongoing project By joining this event developers will be working with non-profit organizations on a range of challenges including:

  • Refining some of their ideas about how the data they are using could be rendered in mashups
  • Building mashups using a variety of APIs, products, or coming up with creative technical solutions to particular problems they are facing

This event will give developers an opportunity to direct their talent and programming skills, see how others are using technology to enact positive social change and meet some passionate people working to make the communities where we live and work a better place.

College Students Attend Both CommunityOne and JavaOne for Free

Here's something new for the 2008 JavaOne Conference. If you are a college student, you can be our guest and attend both the CommunityOne and JavaOne Conferences in San Francisco, May 5 9, 2008 for free. For more information and to register, visit:

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Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jacki DeCoster, 415-294-4482


Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jacki DeCoster, 415-294-4482