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Java is doing fine, Sun's travails notwithstanding, and Sonatype aims to help keep things going strong for the stodgy, dependable language.
Some executive moves within the open-source world.
Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool aiming to take on Microsoft Visual Studio.
Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.
The Linux Foundation's new Core Infrastructure Initiative creates a virtual Justice League of the biggest tech firms to ensure that open-source code gets the cryptographic scrutiny that it desperately needs.
2009 was a year many would like to forget, but not the open-source crowd, which saw record revenues and community involvement in 2009.