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Spring talk from Rod Johnson

I attended a talk on Spring on Monday, given by the creator himself, Rod Johnson. He focused mainly on the new annotations features of Spring 2.5 which was interesting, but it was also good to hear an example of how Open Source Software funds itself. Basically SpringSource (of which Rod is CEO) as a company do the vast majority of the code contributions to Spring (and apparently to Tomcat as well), but get their revenue from things like their Enterprise level pay-for offerings such as their SpringSource Enterprise as well as support and training.

The talk was at the Google offices in Mountain View and co-hosted by the San Francisco Java User Group.


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