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Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them:

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice,
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

YUI 2.8: Learning the Library
jBPM Developer Guide
GlassFish Administration
Grails 1.1 Web Application Development
Openfire Administration
BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting
Spring Security 3
JBoss RichFaces 3.3
JasperReports 3.5 for Java Developers
Apache Roller 4.0 – Beginner’s Guide

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at

Congratulations to the winners of our September draw – Luis and Caoilte!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

With the voting for the 2010 Open Source Awards beginning, Packt is pleased to announce the judges that will be on the judging panel this year.

In each category there will be a panel of four judges that will vote for the top three projects. A final vote will come from the results of a public vote on

The judges will be choosing from the finalists that received the most nominations during the nomination stage. They will be basing their choices on a number of factors as part of the judging criteria for each category.

The judging panel is made up from a list of experienced and respected figures in the open source industry. For a full list of judges and judging criteria for each category, please see the Packt website –

What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.