Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Above: random photos from my Flickr photo-stream.
It's official. Roller is now my full time job. I just accepted a job with Sun Microsystems to "design, develop, and deploy the primary blogging system for Sun in conjunction with other engineers" and to evangelize blogging both inside and outside of Sun. Needless to say, I'm thrilled. I'm honored to be working for Sun and with great folks like Will Snow, John Hoffman, Tim Bray, Patrick Chanezon, and Danese Cooper. I'm excited to be working for a company that feels the same was as I do about the value of blogs and wikis, open source software, and encouraging employees to speak with honest and authentic voice to customers, to partners, and to each other.
What does this mean to Roller? Only good things. Sun wants many of the same things for Roller that other Roller users want including high performance, high availability, great user interface, support for standards, and better support for large communities of bloggers. Thanks to Sun I'll be working full time to help make these things happen. Since Roller will continue on as an open source project, you can help too (and I hope you will).