"We regret to inform you that we will be unable to accept your proposal entitled ' Apache Harmony '."Apache Harmony was established back in May 2005, and that year the JavaOne program committee graciously squeezed in a slot for Geir to explain the new "Sun-blessed-project".
Of course, things have changed a bit since then, with the establishment of Sun's own OpenJDK implementation project, and a certain amount of backpedaling on the JCK provision to Apache.
Over the last couple of years we have spoken at JavaOne about the contributions Apache received, and the advances in the project's capabilities. Last year we had a discussion of the project architecture and demoed some cool Swing based apps running quite happily on Apache Harmony. We are still making great progress with better than 99% Java SE API coverage, decent performance, and an innovative modular structure that allows Harmony code to be used in IBM Java 6.0, Google Android, and so on.
But it appears there is no longer any appetite for the Java community to hear about the rationale, progress, and achievements of an alternative implementation when attending
SunJavaOne 2008 -- even though we've always played nicely <shrug/>.