Daniel Steingberg from onJava is looking for some cool open source Java projects to put in proposals at OSCON. Seems like the Harmony and Eclipse proposals are a tad boring; at least to Ruby and Perl folks. Hmmm, those sound like fighting words :-).
Seriously, I think there is a lot of cool stuff going on around Eclipse. Scott how about a proposal on ECF; Paul and Mary what about Higgins; the BIRT guys are doing some cool stuff around reporting and it definitely seems by this summer John Graham and the Data Tools project will be making it a lot easier to build data centric appplications. Of course I think Eclipse RCP is cool, so I’d hope we get a proposal in for that too. Now we could start talking about all the cool things outside of Java; how about parellel development in Fortran; tooling framework for AJAX, etc.
I know I have missed a lot of other things and just reviewing all the submissiosn to EclipseCon, I know there is a lot of content out there. If you are interested, send in a proposal to speak at OSCON.
Daniel, I am sure we can find something that will fit your program. 🙂