Jun 5, 2007

Eclipse moment of competition

A pleasent Finnish spring morning. Sitting on my desk on Nokia's Kulma Sarvis building in Tampere and waiting for the arrival of the guests for the meeting, I had a flashback to a moment on eclipseCon 2005. To one of those moments that you would not normally remember.

EclipseCon 2005 was exciting days for WTP project. WTP had just started and earlier in the conference BEA had announced their participation to the project. I was sitting on the code camp with Tim DeBoer (IBM) and Konstantin Komissarchik (BEA), Tim was explaining to Kosta basics of server tooling framework. At one moment, I think Tim somehow felt odd and turned to me and said "We are in competition with these guys". I did not really understand what was Tim and Kosta feeling that day because I was coming from Lomboz and never felt that they were competition.

My cellphone rang and the lady from the reception said "Your guests arrived". Taking the elevator to down to meet some members of eSWT implementation team from SonyEricsson, I thought so that's how it feels.