Monday, July 10, 2006

Units API (javax.units) live again !

It was a real shame that javax.units (aka JSR-108) died because of lack of interest. Some nice libraries already use it (geotools for example) and the Java world doesn't have a standard way of talking about units.

Unit measuring seems a very handy way to prototype some nasty formulas. Remember the old: forgot it was metric unit error ?

Well, now javax.units is reborn under JSR-275, with a RI based on JScience. There also seems to be a new package now: javax.quantities. I'm going to read the spec to see what's this about.

Fair Source and the Fair Source Initiative

There's been some uproar about the MongoDB Server Side Public License which tries to prevent cloud vendors like Amazon take all the mon...